- the central or middle rib of a leaf.
Origin of midrib
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The midribs are removed and the segments are rolled into round bundles, say by fives.Philippine Mats
Hugo H. Miller
They are usually twice pinnatifid, the pinnules being connected by a very narrow foliaceous border along the midribs.Beautiful Ferns
Daniel Cady Eaton
Leaves long and narrow; the veins and midribs green; the head is greenish, and generally covered by the leaves.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
The leaves are large, with the midribs and veins red; and the branches and pedicels are also of a dark reddish purple.Botany for Ladies
Also, she had ten coils of dewarra (cowrie shells threaded on the midribs of the coco-nut leaf, and used as the native currency).Rdan The Devil And Other Stories
- the main vein of a leaf, running down the centre of the blade
- The central or main vein of a leaf, as in eudicots, magnoliids, and ferns. Midribs generally protrude from the underside of leaves with pinnate venation. See more at venation.
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