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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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