Definition of stipule
: either of a pair of small, usually leaflike appendages borne at the base of the petiole in many plants
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Remove the lower leaves, any flaky stipules on the stem and blossoms.
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Origin and Etymology of stipule
New Latin stipula, from Latin, stalk; akin to Latin stipes tree trunk
First Known Use: circa 1793See Words from the same year
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