from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pedicel or footstalk, especially of a flowering or fruit-bearing plant, such as the currant.
  • n. The tang of a sword-blade.
  • n. The string of a button.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove the footstalk from: as, to strig currants.
  • n. The footstalk of a flower, leaf, or fruit.
  • n. The tang of a sword-blade. See tang.


Origin obscure. (Wiktionary)



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