Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Perhaps from stale 'step of a ladder, long handle' (11-19 centuries), from Old English stalu

stalk

1 noun
     
stalk
stalk1 [countable]
1HBP a long narrow part of a plant that supports leaves, fruits, or flowers:
celery stalks
2D a thin upright object
3

somebody's eyes are out on stalks

British English informal if your eyes are out on stalks, you are very surprised or shocked

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