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stipe

[stahyp]
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noun
  1. Botany, Mycology. a stalk or slender support, as the petiole of a fern frond, the stem supporting the pileus of a mushroom, or a stalklike elongation of the receptacle of a flower.
  2. Zoology. a stemlike part, as a footstalk; stalk.

Origin of stipe

1775–85; < French < Latin stīpes post, tree trunk or branch, log
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British Dictionary definitions for stipe

stipe

noun
  1. a stalk in plants that bears reproductive structures, esp the stalk bearing the cap of a mushroom
  2. the stalk that bears the leaflets of a fern or the thallus of a seaweed
  3. zoology any stalklike part; stipes

Word Origin

C18: via French from Latin stīpes tree trunk; related to Latin stīpāre to pack closely; see stiff
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Word Origin and History for stipe

1785, from French stipe, from Latin stipes "log, post, tree trunk" (see stiff (adj.)).

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stipe in Science

stipe

[stīp]
  1. A supporting stalk or stemlike structure, especially the stalk of a pistil, the petiole of a fern frond, or the stalk that supports the cap of a mushroom.
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