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Stubble

stubble

The stumps of wheat, rye, barley, oats, or buckwheat, left in the ground; the part of the stalk left by the scythe or sickle. After the first crop is off, they plow in the wheast stubble.

(Science: zoology) Stubble goose, the graylag goose. Stubble rake, a rake with long teeth for gleaning in stubble.

Origin: OE. Stobil, stoble, OF. Estouble, estuble, F. Etuele, LL. Stupla, stupula, L. Stipula stubble, stalk; cf. D. & G. Stopped, OHG. Stupfila. Cf. Stipule.


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