stubble

[ stuhb-uhl ]
/ 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.

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Origin of stubble

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

OTHER WORDS FROM stubble

stubbled, stubbly, 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 of stubble

stubbly, adjective

Word Origin for stubble

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