peduncle

[ pi-duhng-kuh l, pee-duhng- ]SEE DEFINITION OF peduncle

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Flowers greenish-yellow, axillary, solitary; peduncle not curved.

As the fruit ripens, the peduncle lengthens and bends downward.

Clusters small, compound; peduncle slender, of medium length.

Clusters of small or medium size; peduncle medium in length.

A peduncle on which a flower-cluster is raised is a Common peduncle.

Scape, a peduncle rising from the ground or near it, as in many Violets.

Peduncle, a flower-stalk, whether of a single flower or of a flower-cluster, 73.

Cirripedia having a peduncle, flexible, and provided with muscles.

The peduncle in this genus attains its greatest development.

The bract and pedicels of the umbel all spring from the extremity of a peduncle 1½in.

WORD ORIGIN

1753, from Modern Latin pedunculus "footstalk," diminutive of pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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