Hay 2 definiciones de stalk en inglés:

stalk1

Silabificación: stalk
Pronunciación: /stôk
 
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sustantivo

1The main stem of a herbaceous plant: he chewed a stalk of grass
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  • As seeds ripened during the course of the experiment, the inflorescences were harvested by clipping the main stalk of each flowering culm just below the lowermost panicle branch.
  • To prepare parsley for chopping, pull leaves from the main stalk.
  • Ally chewed a grass stalk and listened to the bumblebees.
1.1The slender attachment or support of a leaf, flower, or fruit: the acorns grow on stalks
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  • Its heart-shaped leaves float on the water surface and five-petaled white flowers rise on little stalks above the leaves.
  • They attack young leaves, flower stalks and buds.
  • Exacerbated by warm, humid weather, red blotch infects leaves, flower stalks, blooms and bulb scales.
1.2A stalklike support for a sessile animal, or for an organ in an animal.
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  • Their eyes are situated on the top of the head, sometimes on stalks, and their nostrils are tubular.
  • From these same lobsters, we had initially removed the eyestalks and then quickly dissected the sinus glands from both eye - stalks.
  • Some deep-sea crinoids have a third body portion, the stalk.
1.3A slender support or stem of something: drinking glasses with long stalks
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  • You cannot assume airs and graces when you are stuck behind a stripped pine desk, with a wee stalk of a microphone in front of you and the media hanging over the banisters waiting to detect the first signs of pomposity and expose it to ridicule.
  • This mobile object seemed to have a fragile stalk.
  • First, we deal with the case of elastic legs that are connected to the stalk through a free joint.

Origen

Middle English: probably a diminutive of dialect stale 'rung of a ladder, long handle'.

Derivativos

stalked

adjetivo
[in combination]: rough-stalked meadow grass

stalkless

adjetivo
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  • The stalked forms inhabit the deep oceans, while stalkless forms are commonly found in shallower depths (including the shallows of coral reefs).
  • Some sea cucumbers are able to float or swim, and a few stalkless crinoids are also capable of swimming for short periods.

stalklike

adjetivo
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  • These are the male part of the flower consisting of pollen-bearing anthers at the end of stalk-like filaments.
  • The fleshy, stalk-like pectoral and pelvic fins and similar fleshy second dorsal and anal fins are also unlike any other marine fishes.
  • At its end, the tip had a kind of stalk-like thumb, with four longer, softer finger-stalks branching out along its base.

stalky

adjetivo
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  • And, once winter arrives, the stalky seed heads peek through the drifts of snow.
  • The stalky marshland plants huddle in dense bunches on uncultivated areas bordering South Florida's sugar farms.
  • A butterfly with wings spread dominates the foreground of Papilio oregonius, so that the swallow-tail's markings are clearly displayed, while stalky reeds part to frame the insect against distant sea and sky.

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Hay 2 definiciones de stalk en inglés:

stalk2

Silabificación: stalk
Pronunciación: /
 
stôk/

verbo

1 [with object] Pursue or approach stealthily: a cat stalking a bird
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  • This time, however, the birds were starting to stir and make noise, and a neighbourhood cat was stalking one in the grass that was already making a grab for a worm or two.
  • White Fang does not make an uproar, but rather follows quietly, stalking the stranger.
  • He felt a glow of admiration for Whitepaws; she was now stalking the beast at a safe distance as it approached him.
Sinónimos
creep up on, trail, follow, shadow, track down, go after, be after, course, hunt
informal tail, still-hunt
1.1Harass or persecute (someone) with unwanted and obsessive attention: for five years she was stalked by a man who would taunt and threaten her
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  • He began associating with gangs, using drugs and verbally harassing and stalking young women.
  • Although the case was settled out of court, her father became obsessive, stalking her and paying a private detective to follow her.
  • An obsessed psychologist stalked her ex-lover and his new girlfriend before a Hallowe'en night confrontation ended in murder, a court has been told.
1.2chiefly literary Move silently or threateningly through (a place): the tiger stalks the jungle figurative fear stalked the camp
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  • But then someone's got to care in a world where Dr Death makes housecalls and fear stalks the land.
  • But, as former judge Lord Scarman said a quarter of a century ago, it is when fear is stalking the land that bills of rights are needed most.
  • Over the next few days, the tiger stalked the area, leaving footprints in the surrounds.
2 [no object] Stride somewhere in a proud, stiff, or angry manner: without another word she turned and stalked out
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  • Instantly sorry at what I had done, I stalked off, now angry with myself.
  • When the door suddenly opened, the Laird MacCallum looked awfully angry as he stalked quickly out down the hall.
  • Angry, she stalked to the couple until she was directly behind Andrew.
Sinónimos
strut, stride, march, flounce, storm, stomp, sweep

sustantivo

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1A stealthy pursuit of someone or something.
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  • We parked the truck and started a stalk of the goats up shale and alpine forbs slopes.
  • This technique, called "glassing" allows the hunter to spot the game from some distance away, then plan out a ambush or stalk.
2A stiff, striding gait.
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  • Mona let out this little noise of irritation and followed, her walk more of a stalk than a stride.
  • He usually sauntered everywhere; now his stride could only be described as a stalk.
  • Em's stride was just a few shades below a stalk, so the dribble of people still leaving the school gave way to the irritated girl.

Origen

late Old English -stealcian (in bistealcian 'walk cautiously or stealthily'), of Germanic origin; related to steal.