Definition of Flower stalk

1. Noun. Erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip.

Exact synonyms: Scape
Generic synonyms: Stalk, Stem
Specialized synonyms: Peduncle

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flower Stalk

flower children
flower cluster
flower deluce
flower flies
flower fly
flower garden
flower gardening
flower girl
flower girls
flower head
flower heads
flower people
flower petal
flower petals
flower power
flower stalk (current term)
flower sticks
flower store

Literary usage of Flower stalk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Autogamy caused by inflection of the flower-stalk and the adjust- of the mealy pollen ... Soon afterwards the flower-stalk curves down, causing a steep ..."

2. A Class-book of Botany: Designed for Colleges, Academies, and Other by Alphonso Wood (1854)
"Sometimes the flower-stalk is not effectually checked in its growth by the development of the flower, but is prolonged through it, and produces secondary ..."

3. A System of Physiological Botany by Patrick Keith (1816)
"The Flower-stalk. THE flower-stalk is a partial trunk or stem, ... The scape, is a flower-stalk issuing Defini- immediately from the root, and forming the ..."

4. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"... the plant being prevented from flowering by cutting away its flower stalk when very young. The leaves are from 2 to 6 feet long and 2 to 6 inches wide; ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"An Indian drug, consisting of the flowers, flower-stalk», and immature fruit of a species of Delphinium. Used in Bombay as a medicine, and as a vellow dve ..."

6. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1876)
"In accordance with this same principle, the true tendril as a whole is always longer than the flower-stalk; for instance, on the same plant, ..."

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