from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the usually small, paired appendages at the base of a leafstalk in certain plants, such as roses and beans.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Basal appendage of a typical leaf of a flowering plant, usually appearing paired beside the petiole although sometimes absent or highly modified.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An appendage at the base of petioles or leaves, usually somewhat resembling a small leaf in texture and appearance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany: One of a pair of lateral appendages found at the base of the petiole of many leaves.
- n. In the Characeæ, one of certain unicellular tubes, of greater or less length, on the inner and outer sides of the socalled leaf.
- n. Same as paraphyllum .
- n. In ornithology, a newly sprouted feather; a pinfeather. Also stipula.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small leafy outgrowth at the base of a leaf or its stalk; usually occurring in pairs and soon shed
L’article 222 du Code pénal marocain stipule que tout individu connu pour son appartenance à l’Islam qui rompt ostensiblement le jeûne dans un lieu public pendant le Ramadan est passible de un à six mois d’emprisonnement et d’une amende.
But the Southern knights constantly wore these lateral dragon's wings; and if I can find their special name, it may perhaps be substituted with advantage for 'stipule'; but I have not wit enough by me just now to invent a term.
Yet she insistently wanted to drop this one directly into nutrient soil, watch the epicotyl lengthen, smile proudly at the upward thrusting plumule, then fuss over stipule and first foliage.
Non j'crois qu'il faut juste un CV, le papier qui stipule que tu es handicapé et les dossiers medicaux qui disent que tu es bien malade!
M'en fout j'ai mon chequier avec le talon, la lettre en double que j'avais envoyé avec le cheque et un mail qui stipule que j'ai envoyé un cheque alors la!!
She saw a bee standing on the stipule of a pansy, its pollen sacs dusted gold.
The stipules may also be fused together in different ways; their edges sometimes cohere between the leaf and the stem, and thus form a solitary intra-axillary stipule.
At other times they become united in such a manner as to produce a single notched stipule opposite to the leaf.
In some instances hypertrophy is the opposite of suppression; as in the case previously mentioned, where the stipule in the inflorescence of a pea, which is usually undeveloped and rudimentary, was developed in the form of a leafy cup or pitcher.
= -- Under ordinary circumstances tendrils may be described as modifications of the leaf, the stipule, the branch, or of the flower stalk, so that it is not a matter of surprise to find tendrils occasionally springing from the sepals or petals, as indeed happens normally in _Hodgsonia_, _Strophanthus_, _&c.
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