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A supporting stalk or stemlike structure, especially the stalk of a pistil, the petiole of a fern frond, or the stalk that supports the cap of a mushroom.
[French, from Latin stīpes, post.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Botany) a stalk in plants that bears reproductive structures, esp the stalk bearing the cap of a mushroom
2. (Botany) the stalk that bears the leaflets of a fern or the thallus of a seaweed
3. (Zoology) zoology any stalklike part; stipes
[C18: via French from Latin stīpes tree trunk; related to Latin stīpāre to pack closely; see stiff]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a stalk or slender support, as the petiole of a fern frond, the stem supporting the pileus of a mushroom, or a stalklike elongation of the receptacle of a flower.
[1775–85; < French < Latin stīpes post, tree trunk or branch, log]
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stipe- A stalk or stem of a seaweed, fungus, or fern frond.
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|Noun||1.||stipe - supporting stalk or stem-like structure especially of a pistil or fern frond or supporting a mushroom cap|
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