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stalk

1
1. the main stem of a herbaceous plant
2. any of various subsidiary plant stems, such as a leafstalk (petiole) or flower stalk (peduncle)
3. a slender supporting structure in animals such as crinoids and certain protozoans, coelenterates, and barnacles

stalk

2
the act of stalking

cauliculus, caulicole

Any one of the ornamental stalks rising between the leaves of a Corinthian or Composite capital, from which the volutes spring.
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The lower leaves are stalked and spatulate and the upper ones are stalkless, smaller and often slightly lobed.
They're almost stalkless and you have to look closely to see them.
A dense inflorescence of small, crowded, often stalkless flowers; a capitulum.