Definition of peduncle
peduncledplay \ˈpē-ˌdəŋ-kəld. pi-ˈdəŋ-\ adjective
peduncularplay \pi-ˈdəŋ-kyə-lər\ adjective
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The subterranean stems also occasionally send up flower stems (aka peduncles).
Signs of florets and peduncle elongation are already being seen and usually occur about 10 days before peak bloom is reached, according to local radio station 97.1 WASH-FM.
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Origin and Etymology of peduncle
New Latin pedunculus, diminutive of Latin ped-, pes
First Known Use: 1702See Words from the same year
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