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Meaning of PETIOLE

Pronunciation:  'peti`owl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf
 

PETIOLE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: leafstalk
 
 See Also: phyllode, stalk, stem

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pet"i*ole\, n. [F. p['e]tiole, fr. L. petiolus a little
foot, a fruit stalk; cf. pes, pedis, a foot.]
1. (Bot.) A leafstalk; the footstalk of a leaf, connecting
   the blade with the stem. See Illust. of {Leaf}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A stalk or peduncle.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The stalk portion of a leaf.
 

 

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