material consisting of seed coverings and little bits of stem or leaves which have been separated from the seeds
- brief stiff hairs growing on a guy's face as he hasn't shaved for some times
- The stumps of wheat rye barley oats or buckwheat remaining into the surface the an element of the stalk remaining by the scythe or sickle
- The stumps of wheat, rye, barley, oats, or buckwheat, left inside surface; the the main stalk remaining by the scythe or sickle.
c.1300, "stumps of whole grain stalks kept into the floor after enjoying," from Old French estuble "stubble" (modern-day French
Instead of the moving horses and hussars' backs, he saw nothing before him but the motionless earth and the stubble around him.