Definitions

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

  • n. See petiole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The stalk that supports a leaf and connects it to the plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The stalk or petiole which supports a leaf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The stalk which supports a leaf; the petiole. See first cut under leaf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf

Etymologies

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leaf +‎ stalk

Examples

  • From leafstalk glands the salt with which it's cursed,

    Two Poems

  • Leaves are alternate, compound, 13-30 cm long, with a long slender leafstalk.

    Chapter 25

  • The aromatic roots, which run horizontally sometimes three feet or more through the soil, send up a very short, smooth proper stem which lifts a tall leafstalk and a shorter, naked flower-stalk.

    Wild Flowers Worth Knowing

  • -- Plant vigorous; foliage dark green; leafstalk downy; truss 5 to 6 inches, branched; berry dark crimson, round; flesh rather soft, crimson; flavor very good when fully ripe, but poor when it first turns red; size 2 1/2 to 5 inches; calyx recurved; season medium to late; exceedingly productive.

    Success with Small Fruits

  • = Having two to many distinct blades on a common leafstalk or rachis.

    Handbook of the Trees of New England

  • Trees or shrubs; leaves simple or pinnate, mostly alternate, with stipules free from the leafstalk and usually soon falling; flowers regular, perfect; calyx 5-lobed; calyx-tube adnate to ovary; petals 5, inserted on the disk which lines the calyx-tube; stamens usually many, distinct, inserted with the petals; carpels of the ovary 1-5, partially or entirely united with each other; ovules 1-2 in each carpel; styles

    Handbook of the Trees of New England

  • Leaves simple, alternate, 2-4 inches long, smooth and bright green above, smooth and whitish beneath when fully grown; outline ovate-lanceolate to narrowly oblong-oval, crenulate-serrate to entire; apex acute, base acute and entire; leafstalk short; stipules toothed or entire.

    Handbook of the Trees of New England

  • Leaves simple, in alternate pairs, 3-4 inches long and one-half as wide, shining green above and downy when young, paler beneath and silvery-downy along the prominent, straight veins; outline ovate-oval, ovate-oblong, or oval; sharply serrate to doubly serrate; apex acute to acuminate; base heart-shaped to obtuse; leafstalk short, often curved, hairy when young; stipules soon falling.

    Handbook of the Trees of New England

  • The new species differs from the true _Cratægus mollis_ in its smaller ovate leaves with cuneate base and more or less winged leafstalk, in the smaller number of its stamens, usually 10, and in its pear-shaped orange-red fruit, which drops in early September.

    Handbook of the Trees of New England

  • Leaves simple, in alternate pairs or scattered singly along the stem; 3-5 inches long, 1/2-2 inches wide, dull green on both sides, paler beneath and more or less pubescent on the straight veins; outline oval to oblong, for the most part doubly serrate; apex acuminate or acute; base heart-shaped, obtuse or truncate; leafstalk short, grooved, often pubescent or woolly; stipules soon falling.

    Handbook of the Trees of New England

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