promoting stalk or stem-like construction specially of a pistil or fern frond or encouraging a mushroom limit
- The stalk or petiole of a frond as of a fern
- The stalk or petiole of a frond, as of a fern.
- The stalk of a pistil.
- The trunk area of a tree.
- The stem of a fungus or mushroom.
"stalk of a plant," 1785, from French stipe, from Latin stipes "log, post, tree trunk area" (see stiff (adj.)).
In Laminariaceae there is a distinction of stipe and blade.