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stipe

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noun \ˈstīp\

Definition of stipe

  1. :  a usually short stalk of a plant or fungus: asa :  the stem supporting the cap of a fungusb :  a part that is similar to a stipe and connects the holdfast and blade of a frondose algac :  the petiole of a fern frondd :  a prolongation of the receptacle beneath the ovary of a seed plant

stiped play \ˈstīpt\ adjective


Origin of stipe

New Latin stipes, from Latin, tree trunk; akin to Latin stipare to press together — more at stiff


First Known Use: 1785

Rhymes with stipe


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