Variant of stubble
- the short stumps of grain, corn, etc., collectively, left standing after harvesting
- any short, bristly growth suggestive of this: a stubble of beard
Origin: ME stobil < OFr estouble, stuble < VL stupula, for L stipula, stalk, stem: see stipule
- stubbly adjective
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