from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A supporting stalk, such as a peduncle or pedicel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stalk (such as a peduncle or pedicel) that supports another structure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The stalk of a leaf or of flower; a petiole, pedicel, or reduncle.
- n. The peduncle or stem by which various marine animals are attached, as certain brachiopods and goose barnacles.
- n. The stem which supports which supports the eye in decapod Crustacea; eyestalk.
- n. The lower part of a millstone spindle. It rests in a step.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the stalk or petiole of a leaf, or peduncle of a flower.
- n. In zoology, a peduncle, pedicel, or crus; a process or part of the body likened to the petiole of a plant, as supporting some other part of the body, or the rest of the body, as the muscular process by which some brachiopods are attached, the peduncle of a cirriped, the stem of a crinoid, the ophthalmite of a stalk-eyed crustacean, etc.
- n. In machinery, the lower part of a mill-spindle.
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