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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stipe(noun)

    supporting stalk or stem-like structure especially of a pistil or fern frond or supporting a mushroom cap


  1. stipe(Noun)

    The stem of a mushroom, kelp, etc.

  2. stipe(Noun)

    The trunk of a tree.

  3. Origin: stipes a stock, post, branch: compare stipe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stipe(noun)

    the stalk or petiole of a frond, as of a fern

  2. Stipe(noun)

    the stalk of a pistil

  3. Stipe(noun)

    the trunk of a tree

  4. Stipe(noun)

    the stem of a fungus or mushroom

  5. Origin: [L. stipes a stock, post, branch: cf. F. stipe.]


  1. Stipe

    In botany, a stipe is a stalk that supports some other structure. The precise meaning is different depending on which taxonomic group is being described. In the case of ferns, the stipe is only the petiole from the rootstock to the beginning of the leaf tissue, or lamina. The continuation of the structure within the lamina is then termed a rachis. In flowering plants, the term is often used in reference to a stalk that sometimes supports a flower's ovary. In orchids, the stipe or caudicle is the stalk-like support of the pollinia. It is a non-viscid band or strap connecting the pollinia with the viscidium. A stipe is also a structure found in a number of organisms that are studied by botanists but that are no longer classified as plants. It may be the stem-like part of the thallus of a mushroom or a seaweed, and is particularly common among brown algae such as kelp. The stipe of a kelp often contains a central region of cells that, like the phloem of vascular plants, serves to transport nutrients within the alga.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stipe

    stīp, n. (bot.) the base of a frond of a fern: also a stalk, as of a pistil, of a fungus or mushroom, of the leaf of a fern, or even the trunk of a tree.—n. Stī′pel, the stipule of a leaflet.—adj. Stī′pellate, having stipels.—n. Stī′pes, a stipe: a stalk or stem.—adjs. Stī′piform, Stip′itate, Stipit′iform. [Fr.,—L. stipes, a stem.]

Anagrams for stipe »

  1. piets

  2. piste

  3. spite

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stipe in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stipe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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