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One of the small, paired, often leaflike appendages at the base of a leafstalk in many flowering plants.
[New Latin stipula, from Latin, stalk.]
stip′u·lar (-yə-lər), stip′uled′ adj.
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(Botany) a small paired usually leaflike outgrowth occurring at the base of a leaf or its stalk
[C18: from Latin; see stipe, stipes]
stipular, stipulary adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
one of a pair of appendages, often leaflike, at the base of a leaf petiole in many plants.
[1785–95; < Latin stipula stalk]
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One of the usually small, paired parts resembling leaves at the base of a leafstalk in certain plants, such as roses and beans.
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