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  • n. Plural form of petiole.


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  • In front of the men, Ishaq Beg carried a plate with fifteen solid-gold cups, in the depths of which lay pungent-smelling henna paste, made from the crushed central veins, the petioles, of the henna leaves.

    Shadow Princess

  • Abies grandis var. idahoensis Silba was recently described (Silba 1990) as “an inland variety, to 1850 m altitude” from southeast British Columbia to central Idaho, characterized by smaller cones, a distinct forward and vertical spread of the leaves, and more twisted petioles.

    Grand fir

  • Stomata are found on all above-ground parts of plants including the petals of flowers, petioles, soft herbaceous stems and leaves.


  • In the case of a flood, petioles immediately begin a period of rapid growth until leaf blades reach the surface again.


  • Floating leaves require special adaptations in order to survive underwater; these include changes in leaf shape, leaf texture, internal air spaces, and petioles.


  • It consists of greatly enlarged, pleasantly crunchy leaf stalks, or petioles, and has a distinctive but subtle aroma due to unusual compounds called phthalides that it shares with walnuts hence their successful pairing in Waldorf salads, and terpenes that provide light pine and citrus notes.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • In walking across these thick beds of mimosæ, a broad track was marked by the change of shade, produced by the drooping of their sensitive petioles.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • A rare nest was composed of fresh leaves of the Moreton Bay ash, with the petioles towards the centre, forming a complex green star.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Branches very thick, and they, as well as the long petioles and underside of the leaves clothed with dense white wool.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • LEAVES: With very short petioles, elliptic, usually 2-5 cm long, borne at nodes or on short shoots below the paired spines.

    Chapter 7


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