from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the peduncle of a plant, or the stem that supports the flower or fructification.
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- n. erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
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The scapa or flower stalk rises from eight to eighteen inches high, upright, naked
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.