Stipule Definition

stĭpyo͝ol
noun
Either of a pair of small, leaflike parts at the base of some leaf petioles, as on a bean, pea, or rose plant.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Stipule

Noun

Singular:
stipule
Plural:
stipules

Origin of Stipule

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

    From Wiktionary

  • New Latin stipula from Latin stalk

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

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