Etymology
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peduncle (n.)

"flower-stalk supporting a cluster or a solitary flower," 1753, from Modern Latin pedunculus "footstalk" (equivalent to Latin pediculus), diminutive of pes (genitive pedis) "foot," from PIE root *ped- "foot." Related: Peduncular, pedunculate, pedunculated (1752).

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Definitions of peduncle

peduncle (n.)
the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body;
peduncle (n.)
stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower;
peduncle (n.)
a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain;
Synonyms: cerebral peduncle
From wordnet.princeton.edu