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ˈpɛt iˌoʊlpeti·ole

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. petiole, leafstalknoun

    the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf


  1. petiolenoun

    The stalk of a leaf, attaching the blade to the stem.

  2. petiolenoun

    A narrow or constricted segment of the body of an insect. Used especially to refer to the metasomal segment of Hymenoptera such as wasps.

  3. petiolenoun

    The stalk at the base of the nest of the paper wasp.

  4. Etymology: From pétiole, and its source, petiolus, diminuitive form of pes.


  1. petiole

    A petiole is the stalk that attaches the leaf of a plant to the stem. It is an important plant structure as it allows the leaf to carry out photosynthesis, receive and distribute nutrients, and aids in carrying water from the roots to other parts of the plant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petiolenoun

    a leafstalk; the footstalk of a leaf, connecting the blade with the stem. See Illust. of Leaf

  2. Petiolenoun

    a stalk or peduncle

  3. Etymology: [F. ptiole, fr. L. petiolus a little foot, a fruit stalk; cf. pes, pedis, a foot.]


  1. Petiole

    In botany, the petiole is the stalk attaching the leaf blade to the stem. The petiole is the transition between the stem and the leaf blade, and usually has the same internal structure as the stem. Outgrowths appearing on each side of the petiole are called stipules. Leaves lacking a petiole are called sessile, or clasping when they partly surround the stem. Clasping leaves of the Poaceae have an extra structure called the ligule. Petiolate leaves are ones where the petiole connects to the leaf before its apex.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Petiole

    pet′i-ōl, n. the stalk which joins a leaf to the twig or branch: a footstalk—also Petī′olus.—adjs. Pet′iolar, -y, pertaining to, or growing upon, a petiole; Pet′iolāte, -d, Pet′ioled, growing on a petiole.—n. Pet′iolule, a little or partial petiole. [Fr.,—L. petiolus, a little foot—pes, pedis, a foot.]


  1. Petiole

    a stem or stalk: specifically the slender segment between the thorax and abdomen in many Hymenoptera, and some Diptera.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of petiole in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of petiole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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