stipe

noun \ ˈstīp \

Definition of stipe

: a usually short stalk of a plant or fungus: such 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

play \ˈstīpt\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of stipe

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


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