Stipules



noun, Botany.
1.
one of a pair of lateral appendages, often leaflike, at the base of a leaf petiole in many plants.
noun
1.
a small paired usually leaflike outgrowth occurring at the base of a leaf or its stalk
stipule
(stĭp’yl)
One of the usually small, paired parts resembling leaves at the base of a leafstalk in certain plants, such as roses and beans.

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