footstalk

[ foo t-stawk ]
/ ˈfʊtˌstɔk /
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noun Botany, Zoology.

a pedicel; peduncle.

Nearby words

  1. foots,
  2. footscraper,
  3. footsie,
  4. footslog,
  5. footsore,
  6. footstall,
  7. footstep,
  8. footsteps editor,
  9. footstock,
  10. footstone

Origin of footstalk

First recorded in 1555–65; foot + stalk1

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British Dictionary definitions for footstalk

footstalk

/ (ˈfʊtˌstɔːk) /

noun

a small supporting stalk in animals and plants; a pedicel, peduncle, or pedicle
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