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leaf·stalk

or leaf stalk  (lēf′stôk′)
n.

leafstalk

(ˈliːfˌstɔːk)
n
(Botany) the stalk attaching a leaf to a stem or branch. Technical name: petiole

pet•i•ole

(ˈpɛt iˌoʊl)

n.
1. the slender stalk by which a leaf is attached to the stem; leafstalk.
2. a stalk or peduncle, as that connecting the abdomen and thorax in wasps.
[1745–55; < New Latin petiolus, Latin petiolus,peciolus, probably for *pediciolus, diminutive of pediculus pedicle]

leaf·stalk

(lēf′stôk′)
The stalk by which the leaves of most plants are attached to a stem. Also called petiole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leafstalk - the slender stem that supports the blade of a leafleafstalk - the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
phyllode - an expanded petiole taking on the function of a leaf blade
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Each dark red spot on the stem surrounds a hair, and large, coarse white hairs occur at the base of the leaf stalk.
Furthermore, the reinforcement of natural fiber with thermosetting polymer such as the reinforcement of unidirectional kenaf fiber/epoxy, Palmyra palm leaf stalk fiber/jute fiber/ polyester, woven coir fiber/polyester, bamboo/polyester [4-7].
Compound leaves are best removed from the stalk for drying; however, leaf stalk can also be cut into small sections for drying and included in the final material.
Wooden pieces supported by the palm leaf stalk are used to keep the cradle protected from both sides.
Janie Wilson, Rickmansworth, HertsA NODE 2 is where the leaf or leaf stalk joins the stem of a plant.
Abaca, from the leaf stalk of a plant closely related to the banana, is produced almost entirely in the Philippines and Ecuador and, while traditionally used for rope-making, is now pulped for a range of specialty papers for sausage casings, tea bags, coffee filters and bank notes.
Thirty years after his little experiment with the horse-chestnut stalks and the thorns, Goldsworthy built Leaf Stalk Room inside a gallery at the 500-acre Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
May Apple: The plant sends up an umbrella leaf stalk early in the spring.
African Violets can be propagated by leaf stalk cuttings.
When the days start to shorten, a layer is formed at the base of the leaf stalk.
The roots of both types of Solomon seal are similar; they are marked with round scars or "seals" where a leaf stalk has broken away from the root.