Origin of petiole
New Latin petiolus, from Latin petiolus, peciolus small foot, fruit stalk, probably alteration of Latin *pediciolus, diminutive of pediculus, diminutive of ped-, pes foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1753
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Definition of petiole for Students
: the slender stem of a leaf
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