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stub·ble

 (stŭb′əl)
n.
1. The short, stiff stalks of grain or hay remaining on a field after harvesting.
2. Something resembling this material, especially the short growth of hair that eventually protrudes from the skin after shaving.

[Middle English stuble, from Old French estuble, from Latin stupula, stupla, variant of stipula, straw.]

stub′bled adj.
stub′bly adj.

stubble

(ˈstʌbəl)
n
1. (Agriculture)
a. the stubs of stalks left in a field where a crop has been cut and harvested
b. (as modifier): a stubble field.
2. any bristly growth or surface
[C13: from Old French estuble, from Latin stupula, variant of stipula stalk, stem, stubble]
ˈstubbly adj

stub•ble

(ˈstʌb əl)

n.
1. Usu., stubbles. the stumps of grain and other stalks left in the ground when the crop is cut.
2. any short, rough growth, as of beard.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French estuble < Vulgar Latin *stupula, Latin stipula stipule]
stub′bled, stub′bly, adj.

Stubble

 stumps of the stalks of wheat or other grain, collectively, 1846.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stubble - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seedsstubble - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
bran - broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
plant material, plant substance - material derived from plants
2.stubble - short stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a few days
beard, face fungus, whiskers - the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face

stubble

noun
1. straw, stalks The stubble was burning in the fields.
2. bristles, hair, whiskers, beard, facial hair, designer stubble, five o'clock shadow His face was covered with the stubble of several nights.
Translations
جُذامَة الحِنْطَهشَعْر الوَجْه قَبْلَ حَلْقِه
strniště
skægstubstubbe
borostás álltarló
kornhá, kornstönglastubbarskeggbroddar
apžėlęsneskusta barzdaražiena
bārdas rugājirugāji
strnisko
anızekin kökühafif uzamış sakal

stubble

[ˈstʌbl] N
1. (Agr) → rastrojo m
2. (on chin) → barba f (incipiente)

stubble

[ˈstʌbəl] n
(in field)chaume m
(on chin)barbe f de plusieurs jours

stubble

n no plStoppeln pl; a field of stubbleein Stoppelfeld nt

stubble

[ˈstʌbl] n (in field) → stoppia; (on chin) → barba di due giorni

stubble

(ˈstabl) noun
1. the stubs or ends of corn left in the ground when the stalks are cut.
2. short coarse hairs growing eg on an unshaven chin.
ˈstubbly adjective
References in classic literature ?
In a minute it came up on the other side of the field at the same equable pace; the glistening brass star in the forehead of the fore horse first catching the eye as it rose into view over the stubble, then the bright arms, and then the whole machine.
And not the first either," said Ensign Spooney to Ensign Stubble.
The two weeks' stubble on his face was grey and brown and red and greenish yellow--as if it had been made up from individual contributions from the chorus of a musical comedy.
They went through the muddy village, past threshing floors and green fields of winter rye, downhill where snow still lodged near the bridge, uphill where the clay had been liquefied by the rain, past strips of stubble land and bushes touched with green here and there, and into a birch forest growing on both sides of the road.
Rising from rolling stubble fields, Bennett Peak towered hot in the sun, a row of bastion hills leaning against its base.
The new era began; the king was tried, doomed, and beheaded; the Republic of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death, declared for victory or death against the world in arms; the black flag waved night and day from the great towers of Notre Dame; three hundred thousand men, summoned to rise against the tyrants of the earth, rose from all the varying soils of France, as if the dragon's teeth had been sown broadcast, and had yielded fruit equally on hill and plain, on rock, in gravel, and alluvial mud, under the bright sky of the South and under the clouds of the North, in fell and forest, in the vineyards and the olive-grounds and among the cropped grass and the stubble of the corn, along the fruitful banks of the broad rivers, and in the sand of the sea-shore.
Before commencing operations, his head had presented a surface of short bristling hairs, and by the time I had concluded my unskilful operation it resembled not a little a stubble field after being gone over with a harrow.
But the corn had been gone a long time; only the dry, bare stubble was left standing in the frozen ground.
He was struggling painfully across the furrows of a vast wheat-field recently harvested, the stubble of which considerably impeded him; while to add to his other miseries the sun's rays, striking obliquely on his face, collected an abundance of drops of perspiration.
I saw a wave of red come up under the rough stubble on his face.
She walked across a deserted field, where the stubble bruised her tender feet, so delicately shod, and tore her thin gown to shreds.
I may work, it will do no good," I growled; but nevertheless I drew out a packet of letters and commenced my task--task thankless and bitter as that of the Israelite crawling over the sun-baked fields of Egypt in search of straw and stubble wherewith to accomplish his tale of bricks.