Origin of stipule
Examples from the Web for stipules
Between the leaves of a pair as the stipules of many Rubiace.
A leaf complete in its parts consists of blade, leaf-stalk or petiole, and a pair of stipules.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
A typical leaf consists of three parts—the blade, the foot-stalk (or petiole), and a pair of stipules.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Another protection to the infant leaf is the pair of stipules at its base.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
Stipules nearly free, subulate, or very narrow, usually deciduous.Parsons on the Rose|Samuel Browne Parsons
British Dictionary definitions for stipules
Word Origin for stipule
Word Origin and History for stipules
"small appendage at the base of the petiole of a leaf," 1793, from French stipule, from Latin stipula "stalk (of hay), straw."