stubble

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noun, often attributive stub·ble \ˈstə-bəl\

Definition of stubble

  1. 1 :  the basal part of herbaceous plants and especially cereal grasses remaining attached to the soil after harvest

  2. 2 :  a rough surface or growth resembling stubble; especially :  a short growth of beard

stubbled

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stubbly

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Examples of stubble in a Sentence

  1. He ran his hand over his stubble.

Origin and Etymology of stubble

Middle English stuble, from Anglo-French estuble, from Latin stupula stalk, straw, alteration of stipula — more at stipule


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


STUBBLE Defined for English Language Learners

stubble

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noun, often attributive stub·ble \ˈstə-bəl\

Definition of stubble for English Language Learners

  • : short hairs growing from the face of a man who has not shaved very recently

  • : the short ends of crops left in the ground after the crops have been cut down


STUBBLE Defined for Kids

stubble

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noun stub·ble \ˈstə-bəl\

Definition of stubble for Students

  1. 1 :  a short growth of beard

  2. 2 :  the short ends of crops and especially cereal grasses remaining attached to the ground after harvest



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