Definitions for petioleˈpɛt iˌoʊl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the slender stalk by which a leaf is attached to the stem; leafstalk.
a stalk or peduncle, as that connecting the abdomen and thorax in wasps.
Origin of petiole:
1745–55; < NL petiolus, L petiolus,peciolus, prob. for *pediciolus, dim. of pediculuspedicle
the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf
The stalk of a leaf, attaching the blade to the stem.
A narrow or constricted segment of the body of an insect. Used especially to refer to the metasomal segment of Hymenoptera such as wasps.
The stalk at the base of the nest of the paper wasp.
Origin: From pétiole, and its source, petiolus, diminuitive form of pes.
a leafstalk; the footstalk of a leaf, connecting the blade with the stem. See Illust. of Leaf
a stalk or peduncle