noun, plural stip·i·tes [stip-i-teez] /ˈstɪp ɪˌtiz/.
Origin of stipes
Definition for stipes (2 of 2)
Origin of stipe
Examples from the Web for stipes
The stipes is usually about the same length as the leafy portion.
The length of the leaves varies from one to three feet, and the stipes is usually about a third of this in measurement.
The stipes is about the same length as the leafy portion, and the fronds themselves often rise to a great height.
The stipes is somewhat short, hardly ever more than a third of the length of the frond, and sometimes less than this.
Stipes tall, lifting the blades ten to fifteen inches above the mud, whence they spring.The Fern Lover's Companion|George Henry Tilton
British Dictionary definitions for stipes (1 of 2)
noun plural stipites (ˈstɪpɪˌtiːz) zoology
Word Origin for stipes
British Dictionary definitions for stipes (2 of 2)
Word Origin for stipe
Word Origin and History for stipes
1785, from French stipe, from Latin stipes "log, post, tree trunk" (see stiff (adj.)).