: either of a pair of small, usually leaflike appendages borne at the base of the petiole in many plants
Examples of stipule in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebRemove the lower leaves, any flaky stipules on the stem and blossoms.
Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, 7 Apr. 2017
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