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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 ?
This unassuming style promotes study, that's why we adopt it," returned Laurie, who certainly could not be accused of vanity, having voluntarily sacrificed a handsome curly crop to the demand for quarterinch-long stubble.
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.
Streaming files of wild ducks began to make their appearance high in the air; the bark of the squirrel might be heard from the groves of beech and hickory- nuts, and the pensive whistle of the quail at intervals from the neighboring stubble field.
The bartender was a big, husky fellow, with the jaw of a prize fighter, and a three weeks' stubble of hair upon it.
He seemed to devour me with his flaming glance: physically, I felt, at the moment, powerless as stubble exposed to the draught and glow of a furnace: mentally, I still possessed my soul, and with it the certainty of ultimate safety.
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.
But the corn had been gone a long time; only the dry, bare stubble was left standing in the frozen ground.
Look here, fool and dolt (for so I may call you, when you don't understand my words, and run away from good fortune), if I had said that my daughter was to throw herself down from a tower, or go roaming the world, as the Infanta Dona Urraca wanted to do, you would be right in not giving way to my will; but if in an instant, in less than the twinkling of an eye, I put the 'Don' and 'my lady' on her back, and take her out of the stubble, and place her under a canopy, on a dais, and on a couch, with more velvet cushions than all the Almohades of Morocco ever had in their family, why won't you consent and fall in with my wishes?
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.
A blonde stubble had commenced to cover his neck and cheeks and chin, and with it the assurance that he was no stranger continued to grow upon the girl.
While we were feasting we kept turning our eyes towards the land of the Cyclopes, which was hard by, and saw the smoke of their stubble fires.