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stipule (n.)

"small appendage at the base of the petiole of a leaf," 1793, from French stipule, from Latin stipula "stalk (of hay), straw," from PIE *stip-ola-, from root *steip- "to stick, compress" (see stiff (adj.)).

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Definitions of stipule from WordNet

stipule (n.)
a small leafy outgrowth at the base of a leaf or its stalk; usually occurring in pairs and soon shed;
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