Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One of the small, paired, often leaflike appendages at the base of a leafstalk in many flowering plants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany: One of a pair of lateral appendages found at the base of the petiole of many leaves.
  • noun In the Characeæ, one of certain unicellular tubes, of greater or less length, on the inner and outer sides of the socalled leaf.
  • noun Same as paraphyllum .
  • noun In ornithology, a newly sprouted feather; a pinfeather. Also stipula.

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

  • noun (Bot.) An appendage at the base of petioles or leaves, usually somewhat resembling a small leaf in texture and appearance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany Basal appendage of a typical leaf of a flowering plant, usually appearing paired beside the petiole although sometimes absent or highly modified.

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

  • noun a small leafy outgrowth at the base of a leaf or its stalk; usually occurring in pairs and soon shed

Etymologies

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

[New Latin stipula, from Latin, stalk.]

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From French, from stipula ("stalk (of hay), straw")

Examples

  • L’article 222 du Code pénal marocain stipule que tout individu connu pour son appartenance à l’Islam qui rompt ostensiblement le jeûne dans un lieu public pendant le Ramadan est passible de un à six mois d’emprisonnement et d’une amende.

    Global Voices in English » Morocco: Activists Break Fast in Public, Receive Punishment

  • But the Southern knights constantly wore these lateral dragon's wings; and if I can find their special name, it may perhaps be substituted with advantage for 'stipule'; but I have not wit enough by me just now to invent a term.

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • Yet she insistently wanted to drop this one directly into nutrient soil, watch the epicotyl lengthen, smile proudly at the upward thrusting plumule, then fuss over stipule and first foliage.

    First Contact

  • M'en fout j'ai mon chequier avec le talon, la lettre en double que j'avais envoyé avec le cheque et un mail qui stipule que j'ai envoyé un cheque alors la!!

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  • Non j'crois qu'il faut juste un CV, le papier qui stipule que tu es handicapé et les dossiers medicaux qui disent que tu es bien malade!

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  • She saw a bee standing on the stipule of a pansy, its pollen sacs dusted gold.

    The Hunger

  • She saw a bee standing on the stipule of a pansy, its pollen sacs dusted gold.

    The Hunger

  • She saw a bee standing on the stipule of a pansy, its pollen sacs dusted gold.

    The Hunger

  • She saw a bee standing on the stipule of a pansy, its pollen sacs dusted gold.

    The Hunger

  • The stipules may also be fused together in different ways; their edges sometimes cohere between the leaf and the stem, and thus form a solitary intra-axillary stipule.

    Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants

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  • "A small leafy outgrowth at the base of a leaf or its stalk; usually occurring in pairs and soon shed"

    August 13, 2007

  • stipule

    August 13, 2007