- Bot. a creeping stem that lies on or above the soil surface and bears foliage leaves, as in the strawberry or creeping bent grass
- Zool. a stemlike, cylindrical structure, as in certain hydroids and tunicates, giving rise to buds from which new individuals grow
Origin of stolonModern Latin stolo (gen. stolonis) ; from Classical Latin a shoot, twig, scion: for Indo-European base see still
- Botany A long thin stem that usually grows horizontally along the ground and produces roots and shoots at widely spaced nodes, as in a strawberry plant. Also called runner.
- Zoology A stemlike structure of certain colonial organisms from which new individuals arise by budding.
Origin of stolonLatin stolō, stolōn-, shoot; see stel- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin stolō.