Stipule meaning

stĭpyo͝ol
One of the small, paired, often leaflike appendages at the base of a leafstalk in many flowering plants.
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Either of a pair of small, leaflike parts at the base of some leaf petioles, as on a bean, pea, or rose plant.
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One of the usually small, paired parts resembling leaves at the base of a leafstalk in certain plants, such as roses and beans.
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(botany) Basal appendage of a typical leaf of a flowering plant, usually appearing paired beside the petiole although sometimes absent or highly modified.
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Origin of stipule

  • New Latin stipula from Latin stalk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from stipula (“stalk (of hay), straw")

    From Wiktionary