Definition of Stipule

1. Noun. A small leafy outgrowth at the base of a leaf or its stalk; usually occurring in pairs and soon shed.

Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure



Definition of Stipule

1. n. An appendage at the base of petioles or leaves, usually somewhat resembling a small leaf in texture and appearance.

Definition of Stipule

1. Noun. (botany) Basal appendage of a typical leaf of a flowering plant, usually appearing paired beside the petiole although sometimes absent or highly modified. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stipule

1. an appendage at the base of a leaf in certain plants [n -S] : STIPULAR, STIPULED [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stipule

stiptics
stipular
stipulary
stipulate
stipulated
stipulates
stipulating
stipulation
stipulations
stipulative
stipulative definition
stipulativeness
stipulator
stipulators
stipulatory
stipule (current term)
stipuled
stipules
stir
stir-crazy
stir-fried
stir-fries
stir-fry
stir-frying
stir-frys
stir bar
stir fry
stir the pot
stir up
stirabout

Literary usage of Stipule

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

1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1889)
"A detached unilateral stipule and part of petiole, showing the groove in the ... Detached bifurcated unilateral stipule, showing the base of the petiole. ..."

2. Trees of New York State: Native and Naturalized by Harry Philip Brown (1922)
"B. Leaf-scars and stipule-scars Leaf-scars are the scars on twigs which result from leaf-fall and of necessity have the same arrangement as leaves. (Fig. ..."

3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1841)
"... from the en(t«»c«i>; leaves without stipule*, opposite, or alternate, simple, deeply lubed or pinnate,and covered commonly with pellucid resinous dots. ..."

4. Michigan Trees: A Handbook of the Native and Most Important Introduced Species by Charles Herbert Otis (1913)
"stipule-scars encircling the twig; leaf- scars nearly surrounding the bud; ... stipule-scars not encircling the twig; visible bud-scales more than 2, ..."

5. Essentials of vegetable pharmacognosy: A Treatise on Structural Botany by Henry Hurd Rusby, Smith Ely Jelliffe (1895)
"In this case the stipule is often present as a prominent organ and of exceptional value and importance in classification and diagnosis, as in such families ..."

6. On the Germination, Development, and Fructification of the Higher by Wilhelm Friedrich Benedict Hofmeister, Frederick Currey (1862)
"I shall merely call it a stipule. The cells of the stipule which are raised ... This multiplication continues in the base of the stipule for some time after ..."

7. The British Flower Garden: Containing Coloured Figures and Descriptions of ...by Robert Sweet by Robert Sweet (1838)
"... furnished at the base with a large decurrent, membranaceous, fringed stipule, which clasps the stem. Scapes 2 to 4, erect, ..."

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