stem turn


Definition of stem turn

: a skiing turn executed by stemming an outside ski

Examples of stem turn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pot these pups in fresh soil, packing the soil up to where the white part of the stem turns green. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "How to Pot Up Snake Plant Pups," 16 Mar. 2020 Harvest the last of the melons, pumpkins and winter squash when their stems turn brown and start to pull away from the base. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "29 garden chores for October," 2 Oct. 2019 In the pan the stems turn sweet and meaty as the florets crisp around the edges. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "How to Cold-Weather-Proof a Niçoise Salad," 22 Feb. 2019 Harvest pumpkins and winter squash when the stems turn brown and separate from the base easily. Nan Sterman,, "October in the garden," 5 Oct. 2017 Also, coral bark Japanese maple trees have a really pretty bright gold fall color and then the stems turn bright red, which can make a space very bright and attractive. Valerie Bonk,, "Spanning the seasons: A landscape architect's advice on designing outdoor spaces for chilly weather," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of stem turn

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Stem turn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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