- a pedicel; peduncle.
Origin of footstalk
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It is very full towards the footstalk, which is small; it keeps till June.British Pomology
When an areolet is connected with another by a stem like a footstalk.
When it has no footstalk, but is closely united to the trunk.
The mother insect began by kneading woody fibre into a paste, and making the footstalk of the future nest.
One end of this footstalk is attached very strongly to the branch, and to the other end is fastened the first cell.
- a small supporting stalk in animals and plants; a pedicel, peduncle, or pedicle
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