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 for Stipule
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stipule \Stip"ule\, n. [L. stipula a stalk, stem, straw: cf. F.
     stipule. Cf. Stubble.] (Bot.)
     An appendage at the base of petioles or leaves, usually
     somewhat resembling a small leaf in texture and appearance.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small leafy outgrowth at the base of a leaf or its stalk;
           usually occurring in pairs and soon shed

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