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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A minute stipule at the base of a leaflet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stipule associated with a leaflet or pinna rather than a complete leaf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The stipule of a leaflet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a secondary stipule situated at the base of the leaflets of a compound leaf.

Etymologies

New Latin stipella, diminutive of stipula, stipule; see stipule.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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