Definition of stipe
: 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
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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