leafstalk

[ leef-stawk ]
/ ˈlifˌstɔk /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. leafed,
  2. leafhopper,
  3. leafless,
  4. leaflet,
  5. leafleteer,
  6. leafy,
  7. league,
  8. league city,
  9. league football,
  10. league of arab states

Origin of leafstalk

First recorded in 1770–80; leaf + stalk1

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British Dictionary definitions for leafstalk

leafstalk

/ (ˈliːfˌstɔːk) /

noun

the stalk attaching a leaf to a stem or branchTechnical name: petiole
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Science definitions for leafstalk

leafstalk

[ lēfstôk′ ]

The slender, elongated structure by which the leaves of most plants are attached to the stem. Also called petiole
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