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stool

[ stool ]
/ stul /
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noun
verb (used without object)
to put forth shoots from the base or root, as a plant; form a stool.
Slang. to turn informer; serve as a stool pigeon.
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Idioms about stool

    fall between two stools, to fail, through hesitation or indecision, to select either of two alternatives.

Origin of stool

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English stōl; cognate with German Stuhl, Old Norse stōll, Gothic stols “chair”; all are from unattested Germanic stō- (from Indo-European root of stand) + -l- suffix (unattested); akin to Old Church Slavonic stolŭ “throne”

OTHER WORDS FROM stool

stoollike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stool

stool
/ (stuːl) /

noun
verb (intr)
(of a plant) to send up shoots from the base of the stem, rootstock, etc
to lure wildfowl with a decoy

Word Origin for stool

Old English stōl; related to Old Norse stōll, Gothic stōls, Old High German stuol chair, Greek stulos pillar
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Medical definitions for stool

stool
[ stōōl ]

n.
Evacuated fecal matter.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with stool

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