Stub"ble (?), n. [OE. stobil, stoble, OF. estouble, estuble, F. 'etuele, 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 part of the stalk left by the scythe or sickle.
"After the first crop is off, they plow in the wheast stubble
Stubble goose Zool., the graylag goose. [Prov. Eng.] Chaucer. -- Stubble rake, a rake with long teeth for gleaning in stubble.
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