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  • n. A flattened stem or branch that more or less resembles a leaf, and performs the function of a leaf as regards respiration and assimilation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A flattened stem or branch which more or less resembles a leaf, and performs the function of a leaf as regards respiration and assimilation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a stem or branch which assumes the functions of foliage. The broad, succulent stems of the Cactaceæ are familiar examples.
  • n. A granular or scale-like body which occurs on the podetia of certain lichens, especially Stereocaulon.

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