from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A minute stipule at the base of a leaflet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stipule associated with a leaflet or pinna rather than a complete leaf.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The stipule of a leaflet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a secondary stipule situated at the base of the leaflets of a compound leaf.
New Latin stipella, diminutive of stipula, stipule; see stipule.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
In the normal leaf of this plant there is between the bases of the pinnæ, a small reddish gland or stipel? attached to, or projecting from, the upper surface of the rachis.