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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.


1. (Agriculture) having the stubs of stalks left after a crop has been cut and harvested
2. having a bristly growth or surface
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stubbled - having a short growth of beardstubbled - having a short growth of beard; "his stubbled chin"
unshaved, unshaven - not shaved