from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The short, stiff stalks of grain or hay remaining on a field after harvesting.
- n. Something resembling this material, especially the short growth of hair that eventually protrudes from the skin after shaving.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. short, coarse hair, especially on a man’s face.
- n. the short stalks left in a field after crops have been harvested.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The stumps of wheat, rye, barley, oats, or buckwheat, left in the ground; the part of the stalk left by the scythe or sickle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The lower ends of grain-stalks, collectively, left standing in the ground when the crop is cut; the covering of a harvested field of grain.
- n. Something resembling or analogous to stubble, especially a short rough beard, or the short hair on a cropped head. See stubbly.
- n. Same as stubble-cane.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
- n. short stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a few days
Middle English stuble, from Old French estuble, from Latin stupula, stupla, variant of stipula, straw.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English stuble, from Latin stupula ("stalk, straw"). (Wiktionary)