Origin of leafstalk

First recorded in 1770–80; leaf + stalk1
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British Dictionary definitions for leafstalk


  1. the stalk attaching a leaf to a stem or branchTechnical name: petiole
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leafstalk in Science


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