From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
Stipe \Stipe\, noun [L. stipes a stock, post, branch: cf. F. stipe.] (Bot.) (a) The stalk or petiole of a frond, as of a fern. (b) The stalk of a pistil. (c) The trunk of a tree. (d) The stem of a fungus or mushroom.
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