(?), n. 1. (Bot.) The stalk of a leaf or of flower; a petiole, pedicel, or reduncle.
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2. (Zol.) (a) The peduncle or stem by which various marine animals are attached, as certain brachiopods and goose barnacles. (b) The stem which supports which supports the eye in decapod Crustacea; eyestalk.
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3. (Mach.) The lower part of a millstone spindle. It rests in a step. Knight.
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