(botany) A stipule associated with a leaflet rather than a complete leaf.
(botany) A basal appendage of a typical leaf of a flowering plant, usually appearing paired beside the petiole although sometimes absent or highly modified.
The stipule of a leaflet.
An appendage at the base of petioles or leaves, usually somewhat resembling a small leaf in texture and appearance.
a small leafy outgrowth at the base of a leaf or its stalk; usually occurring in pairs and soon shed
In botany, a stipule is an outgrowth typically borne on both sides (sometimes on just one side) of the base of a leafstalk (the petiole). Stipules are considered part of the anatomy of the leaf of a typical flowering plant, although in many species they may be inconspicuous —or sometimes entirely absent, and the leaf is then termed exstipulate.