Definition of leafstalk in US English:



  • A petiole.

    • ‘If you have a wetland fern, with tall, narrow fronds and leaflets which are very widely spaced from one another along the leafstalk and those leaflets are twisted so as to not lie on the same plane as the frond, then you have Dryopteris cristata, Crested Shield Fern.’
    • ‘Leaves, each with one to three pairs of smooth, tiny leaflets, shed early, leaving leafstalks to provide lightly filtered shade.’
    • ‘Cabbage palm has smooth leafstalks that continue through the blade tips.’
    • ‘Sometimes the leafstalk was eaten through a little too far, or broke off in bending, which accounted for the green leaves found on the ground.’
    • ‘First, rhubarb leafstalks are cut into small pieces, such pieces being on the order of one inch long.’
    • ‘The bright canary yellow leafstalks are tied in two to four ‘hands’ for marketing.’
    • ‘Sunken, water-soaked spots also appear on the leafstalks of rhubarb plants which have been infected with phytophthora species fungi causing crown rot.’
    • ‘Stop harvesting when leafstalks begin to appear slender and remove any blossom stalks.’
    • ‘Never mind that an aspen's leaves are ‘2 to 6 inches long, with flattened leafstalks.’’
    • ‘From the skin of the fleshy leafstalks which form the false stem of the abaca plant, strips called lupis are prepared.’
    • ‘While the leafstalks are edible, the leaves themselves contain oxalic acid and should not be eaten.’
    • ‘As soon as you cut the budstick from the tree or shrub, clip off the leaves; allow about 1/2 inch of the leafstalk to remain as a handle.’
    • ‘Stalk lengths shredded in the transverse direction of the leafstalk do not give rise to any problems and need not be removed.’
    • ‘The leafstalks will be of poor texture and flavor and oxalic acid may have migrated from the leaf blades.’
    • ‘This study demonstrates that the material with a low molecular weight of 158 is an active component in wasabi leafstalk which stimulates bone calcification.’
    • ‘The leaf veins and leafstalks of those near the base of the plant are reddish and contain woolly hair.’
    • ‘Depending on variety, leaves are dark to medium green, usually with red or white leafstalks and veins.’
    • ‘Dark-green streaks and rings also appear in the leafstalks and stems.’
    • ‘The leafstalk would stand up and everything would restore to the original appearance.’
    • ‘The leafstalks and stem bases were formerly blanched like celery, but as a vegetable it has fallen into disuse.’