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Definition of "stolon" []

  • Botany A shoot that bends to the ground or that grows horizontally above the ground and produces roots and shoots at the nodes. (noun)
  • Zoology A stemlike structure of certain colonial organisms from which new individuals arise by budding. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stolon" in a sentence
  • "1 A stolon is a stem that grows along the ground, producing at its nodes new plants with roots and upright stems."
  • "If this happens you only have to cut the stolon mid-way between the nodes and carefully transplant it with its roots and shoots intact."
  • "If the grass produces a stolon, it is usually possible to make cuttings from the individual nodes."