Definition of stipe in English:

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stipe

Pronunciation: /stīp/

noun

Botany
A stalk or stem, especially the stem of a seaweed or fungus or the stalk of a fern frond.
Example sentences
  • In the picture above, you can see the flat photosynthetic structures, the lamina, or blades, branching from the stipe, or stalk.
  • This type of pollinarium lacks a stipe, and the pollinia are directly connected to a broad, soft, arcuate viscidium, which readily dehydrates and collapses after pollinarium removal.
  • The petiole or stipe is the stalk at the base of the frond, before the first pinna ‘branches’ from the rachis.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, from Latin stipes (see stipes).

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Syllabification: stipe

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