hollow stalk

hollow stalk

[′häl·ō ′stȯk]
(plant pathology)
Any plant disease characterized by deterioration of the pith in the stalk.
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References in classic literature ?
It's your inside as isn't right made for music: it's no better nor a hollow stalk."
It is notable that the reconstructed root *pucki- 'burst' is homonymous with another well-established PU root *pucki 'tube; stalk; Angelica (a plant with a hollow stalk)'.
Also the meaning of a type of plant with a hollow stalk is found in SlkEl put 'Angelica (Russ.
The cap looks like it's been fashioned from beaten copper and is attached to the hollow stalk with a loose-spring.
The frondlike animals were up to 7.5 centimeters long and anchored themselves to the seafloor with a hollow stalk, says Simon Conway Morris, a paleontologist at the University of Cambridge in England.
"Bamboo lumber products are made front bamboo strips cut from the walls off the hollow stalk that can be up to an inch thick," Hunter explains.
Freeman Rowe, a retired science instructor at Lane Community College, saw what happened when an LCC student tried to make a didgeridoo, a droning wind instrument, using the hollow stalk of a giant hogweed in the Broadway alley.
The hollow stalk emerges, the stalk-end thickens and forms a sphere, meeting the skin's interior.
Organ pipe lichen (Cladonia crispata) has tall, thin, hollow stalks with ragged, open, gear-like or cup-like tops.
Not only do the hollow stalks taste nice, but they look very striking too.