petiole ( def 1 ).

1770–80; leaf + stalk1

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leafstalk (ˈliːfˌstɔːk)
Technical name: petiole the stalk attaching a leaf to a stem or branch

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leafstalk   (lēf'stôk')  Pronunciation Key 
The slender, elongated structure by which the leaves of most plants are attached to the stem. Also called petiole.
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Example sentences
Leafstalk lime green with base slightly clasping stem.
Division of a leaf blade into leaflets arranged on each side of a common leafstalk.
Fennel, finocchio or anise-whatever it's called, this green leafstalk lends exotic flavor to meals.
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