footstalk [foo t-stawk] ExamplesWord Origin noun Botany, Zoology.
- a pedicel; peduncle.
It is very full towards the footstalk, which is small; it keeps till June.
When an areolet is connected with another by a stem like a footstalk.
When it has no footstalk, but is closely united to the trunk.
The mother insect began by kneading woody fibre into a paste, and making the footstalk of the future nest.
One end of this footstalk is attached very strongly to the branch, and to the other end is fastened the first cell.
British Dictionary definitions for footstalk footstalk noun
- a small supporting stalk in animals and plants; a pedicel, peduncle, or pedicle