• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Footstalk (Mach) The lower part of a millstone spindle. It rests in a step.
    • Footstalk (Zoöl) The peduncle or stem by which various marine animals are attached, as certain brachiopods and goose barnacles.
    • Footstalk (Bot) The stalk of a leaf or of flower; a petiole, pedicel, or reduncle.
    • Footstalk (Zoöl) The stem which supports which supports the eye in decapod Crustacea; eyestalk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n footstalk In botany, the stalk or petiole of a leaf, or peduncle of a flower.
    • n footstalk In zoology, a peduncle, pedicel, or crus; a process or part of the body likened to the petiole of a plant, as supporting some other part of the body, or the rest of the body, as the muscular process by which some brachiopods are attached, the peduncle of a cirriped, the stem of a crinoid, the ophthalmite of a stalk-eyed crustacean, etc.
    • n footstalk In machinery, the lower part of a mill-spindle.
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In literature:

It is a free-growing species, with trifoliolate leaves on long footstalks, and large white flowers.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Cut off the footstalks of flowers, except such as are reserved for seed, as soon as the petals fade.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
The whole floure hangeth downe his head by reason of the weak footstalk whereon it groweth.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 427" by Various
Baskets and brooms are made from the ribs of the leaves and the fibres of their footstalks.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 443" by Various
The leaves are similar to those of the Yellow Turnip-rooted, growing long and upright, with green footstalks.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
The fruit, which is of inferior quality, is borne on long, very thin footstalks.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
Bruised leaves with a strong odor; footstalk and stout-tipped branches with glands.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
The oval leaves, 8 or 9 inches long, are placed on short footstalks.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The footstalks are two lines long.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
The leaves are arranged four-rowed along the shoots, with short footstalks, narrow-oblong in shape, and dark-green in colour.
"Our Flowering Shrubs" by Anonymous