stubble

[ stuhb-uh l ]
/ ˈstʌb əl /

noun

Usually stubbles. the stumps of grain and other stalks left in the ground when the crop is cut.
such stumps collectively.
any short, rough growth, as of beard.

Origin of stubble

1250–1300; Middle English stuble < Old French estuble < Vulgar Latin *stupula, Latin stipula stipule

Related forms

stub·bled, stub·bly, adjectiveun·stub·bled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stubble

stubble

/ (ˈstʌbəl) /

noun

  1. the stubs of stalks left in a field where a crop has been cut and harvested
  2. (as modifier)a stubble field
any bristly growth or surface

Derived Forms

stubbly, adjective

Word Origin for stubble

C13: from Old French estuble, from Latin stupula, variant of stipula stalk, stem, stubble
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