Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no stalk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having no stalk.

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  • adjective Having no stalk.

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

  • adjective attached directly by the base; not having an intervening stalk

Etymologies

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stalk +‎ -less

Examples

  • Therefore, the ecoregion boasts the record for a plant growing at the highest elevation in the world: Arenaria bryophylla, a small, dense, tufted cushion-forming plant with small, stalkless flowers, was recorded at an astonishing 6,180 m by A.F. R. Wollaston.

    Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows

  • Perhaps because of that resemblance, scientists had always assumed that sea lilies stayed rooted instead of moving around like their stalkless relatives, the feather stars.

    News and Science

  • The nearer ground was strewn with glaciated boulders and supported nothing but a stunted Alpine vegetation of compact clustering stems and stalkless flowers.

    The War in the Air

  • On the rocks rest stalkless mushrooms, gills uppermost, which blossom as pom-pom chrysanthemums; rough nodules, boat — and canoe-shaped dishes of coral.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • There was no lawn, but instead a shrubbery of native trees and bushes — gold mohur trees like vast umbrellas of blood-red bloom, frangipanis with creamy, stalkless flowers, purple bougainvillea, scarlet hibiscus and the pink

    Burmese Days

  • LEAVES: Broadly elliptic, glossy green, opposite, shortly stalked or stalkless.

    Chapter 7

  • LEAVES: Almost stalkless, divided into two almost round leaflets.

    Chapter 7

  • The stalkless leaflets are arranged in pairs numbering from 12 to 32 (Little and Wadsworth 1989).!

    Chapter 8

  • The stalkless leaflets are arranged in pairs numbering from 12 to 32 (Little and Wadsworth 1989).!

    Chapter 10

  • The fruit is fleshy, stalkless, ovoid or nearly spherical, 5 - 6 millimeters in length and purple when mature.

    Chapter 9

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