Definition for STIP'U-LA, or STIP'ULE

STIP'U-LA, or STIP'ULE, n. [L. stipula, a straw or stubble.]

  1. In botany, an appendage at the base of petioles. Stipules are in pairs or solitary; they are lateral, extrafoliaceous, intrafoliaceous, &c. – Martyn.
  2. A leafy appendage to the proper leaves or to their foot-stalks; commonly situated at the base of the latter, in pairs. – Smith.

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