- a flower stalk, supporting either a cluster or a solitary flower.
- the stalk bearing the fruiting body in fungi.
- a stalklike structure composed of white matter, connecting various regions of the brain.
- an attachment process, as in the brachiopods.
Origin of peduncle
Examples from the Web for peduncle
Historical Examples of peduncle
Flowers greenish-yellow, axillary, solitary; peduncle not curved.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
As the fruit ripens, the peduncle lengthens and bends downward.Field and Woodland Plants
William S. Furneaux
Clusters small, compound; peduncle slender, of medium length.
Clusters of small or medium size; peduncle medium in length.
A peduncle on which a flower-cluster is raised is a Common peduncle.The Elements of Botany
Word Origin for peduncle
1753, from Modern Latin pedunculus "footstalk," diminutive of pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).