1a seat without a back or arms, typically resting on three or four legs or on a single pedestal. 2a piece of faeces: fibre in the child’s diet will soften the stools [mass noun]:concentrations of the substance in normal stool 3a root or stump of a tree or plant from which shoots spring.
4US a decoy bird in hunting.
(of a plant) throw up shoots from the root. [with object] cut back (a plant) to or near ground level in order to induce new growth.