stipe


stipe

noun \ˈstīp\

Definition of STIPE

:  a usually short stalk of a plant or fungus: as
a :  the stem supporting the cap of a fungus
b :  a part that is similar to a stipe and connects the holdfast and blade of a frondose alga
c :  the petiole of a fern frond
d :  a prolongation of the receptacle beneath the ovary of a seed plant
stiped \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

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