stubble

/ˈstʌbəl / (say 'stubuhl)

noun
1. the stumps of grain stalks or the like, left in the ground when the crop is cut.
2. such stumps collectively.
3. any short, rough growth, as of beard.
{Middle English, from Old French stuble, from Late Latin stupula. See stipule}
stubbled, stubbly, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stubble — Stub ble, n. [OE. stobil, stoble, OF. estouble, estuble, F. [ e]tuele, LL. stupla, stupula, L. stipula stubble, stalk; cf. D. & G. stopped, OHG. stupfila. Cf. {Stipule}.] The stumps of wheat, rye, barley, oats, or buckwheat, left in the ground;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stubble — c.1300, stumps of grain stalks left in the ground after reaping, from O.Fr. estuble stubble (Fr. éteule), from L. stupla, reduced form of stipula stalk, straw; related to stipes trunk, stick. Applied from c.1600 to bristles on a man s unshaven… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stubble — [stub′əl] n. [ME stobil < OFr estouble, stuble < VL stupula, for L stipula, stalk, stem: see STIPULE] 1. the short stumps of grain, corn, etc., collectively, left standing after harvesting 2. any short, bristly growth suggestive of this [a… …   English World dictionary

  • stubble — ► NOUN 1) the cut stalks of cereal plants left in the ground after harvesting. 2) short, stiff hairs growing on a man s face when he has not shaved for a while. DERIVATIVES stubbly adjective. ORIGIN Old French stuble, from Latin stipula straw …   English terms dictionary

  • Stubble — Facial stubble. Stubble is the regrowth of shaven hair, when it is short and has a rough, abrasive texture. Facial During the 1980s, facial stubble on men became fashionable, partly due to being popularized by the singer George Michael, as well… …   Wikipedia

  • stubble — [[t]stʌ̱b(ə)l[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Stubble is the short stalks which are left standing in fields after corn or wheat has been cut. The stubble was burning in the fields. 2) N UNCOUNT The very short hairs on a man s face when he has not shaved… …   English dictionary

  • Stubble — Gène de la drosophile La drosophile Drosophila melanogaster est un animal modèle de la génétique. Sa petite taille, son taux de reproduction ainsi que son cycle de vie court permettent d en faire facilement l élevage dans de simples bocaux à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stubble — noun (U) 1 short stiff hairs that grow on a man s face if he does not shave 1 (1): designer stubble (=stubble that a man has to look fashionable) 2 short stiff pieces left in the fields after wheat, corn etc has been cut stubbly adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stubble — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English stuble, from Anglo French estuble, from Latin stupula stalk, straw, alteration of stipula more at stipule Date: 14th century 1. the basal part of herbaceous plants and especially cereal… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stubble — noun Stubble is used after these nouns: ↑beard, ↑designer …   Collocations dictionary

  • stubble —    see take a turn in the stubble …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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