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leafstalk

[leef-stawk] /ˈlifˌstɔk/
noun
1.
petiole (def 1).
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; leaf + stalk1
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British Dictionary definitions for leaf stalk

leafstalk

/ˈliːfˌstɔːk/
noun
1.
the stalk attaching a leaf to a stem or branch Technical name petiole
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leaf stalk in Science
leafstalk
  (lēf'stôk')   
The slender, elongated structure by which the leaves of most plants are attached to the stem. Also called petiole.
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