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  1. Usually stubbles. the stumps of grain and other stalks left in the ground when the crop is cut.

  2. such stumps collectively.

  1. any short, rough growth, as of beard.

Origin of stubble

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

Other words from stubble

  • stubbled, stubbly, adjective
  • un·stub·bled, adjective

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How to use stubble in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stubble


/ (ˈstʌbəl) /

    • the stubs of stalks left in a field where a crop has been cut and harvested

    • (as modifier): a stubble field

  1. any bristly growth or surface

Origin of stubble

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

Derived forms of stubble

  • stubbly, adjective

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