Definition of stipular in English:

stipular

adjective

Botany
  • See stipule

    • ‘The genus Acacia is mostly confined to Africa where almost all have stipular spines or recurved thorns.’
    • ‘Since ‘spines’ are modified leaf stipules, they are referred to as stipular spines.’
    • ‘Unemerged axillary bud: a bud still completely enclosed by the stipular sheath of its subtending leaf.’
    • ‘First of all the group of stipular cells mentioned above is converted into cambial feature.’
    • ‘Scars of early-falling-off stipular sheaths ring the stems of magnolias, Yellow-poplars and Sycamores.’

Pronunciation

stipular

/ˈstɪpjʊlə/