Etymology
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stubble (n.)

c. 1300, "stumps of grain stalks left in the ground after reaping," from Old French estuble "stubble" (Modern French éteule), from Vulgar Latin *stupla, reduced form of Latin stipula "stalk, straw" (see stipule). Applied from 1590s to bristles on a man's unshaven face.

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Definitions of stubble

stubble (n.)
material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds;
Synonyms: chaff / husk / shuck / stalk / straw
stubble (n.)
short stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a few days;
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