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Petiolate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Petiolate (Bot. & Zoöl) Having a stalk or petiole; as, a petioleate leaf; the petiolated abdomen of certain Hymenoptera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • petiolate In botany, having a petiole: as, a petiolate leaf.
    • petiolate In zoology and anatomy, stalked as if petiolate; having a footstalk, peduncle, or petiole like that of a leaf; specifically, in entomology, pertaining to the Petiolata, or having their characters. See cuts under Eucharinæ and Eumenes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Petiolate growing on a petiole
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. petiolus, a little foot—pes, pedis, a foot.

Usage

In literature:

This species is remarkable in the size and shape of its petiolated leaves.
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia" by Thomas Mitchell
Yellow filaments of some length hung in a cluster where the petiole of the leaves met.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Petioles of the 3 lower compound leaves less than 1 cm.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
Trim bud sticks to leave an inch of petiole on the bud.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Post-petiole: in Hymenoptera, that part of abdomen behind petiole.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Base has a heart-shaped notch; petiole long and slender, usually red.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
The petiole in different species varies from short to long and from stout to slender.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
The petioles supporting the leaves are about 3 meters long and 20 cm.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
Leaves less than twice as long as broad, on petioles 3 cm.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
The young plant usually arises most readily from the leaf-stalk or petiole.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
A full-grown leaf, with its petiole, is a wonderful object to look upon.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
They are dark green and shiny above, but pale and hairy beneath, borne on stout, hairy petioles.
"Forest Trees of Illinois" by Fuller George D.
And the leaflets simultaneously fall away from their common petiole.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
They not only know that leaves are good to eat, but they know which is the "petiole" and which is the "base.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
Petioles and peduncles from a thick rootstock.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
It rested, and lifted the leaf by the petiole.
"Bird-Lore March-April 1916" by Various
The petiole is placed in water contained in a U-tube; the depressing effect of wound passes off in the course of an hour or so.
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Its peculiarity consists in the length of petiole, which is as long as the rest of the leaf.
"Talks about Flowers." by M. D. Wellcome
The petioles are rather long, with an enlargement at the base which covers the nascent buds.
"Woodland Gleanings" by Charles Tilt
Petioles stout, smooth or hairy.
"Michigan Trees" by Charles Herbert Otis
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In news:

The stem of each leaf — a plant part technically called a petiole — is longer than the leaf itself, allowing the leaf to pivot.
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