\ ˈstemd How to pronounce stemmed (audio) \

Definition of stemmed

: having a stem usually used in combination long-stemmed roses

Examples of stemmed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My multi-stemmed smoke tree (Cotinus obovate), which has been in the ground three years, has developed on one stem a die-back from the base toward the meristem of the sub-laterals in the course of three days. oregonlive, 31 July 2021 Both men use wheelchairs, and Mr. Benjamin has had a carpenter friend build a wooden tray for his chair, with slots for stemmed glasses and holes for bottles to make decanting and pouring easier. New York Times, 17 Aug. 2021 But thick-stemmed young bok choy from the restaurant’s private farm was handled tenderly, with light seasoning, in that very California way of letting the vegetables do the talking. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Aug. 2021 One stem of a two-stemmed black oak was found leaning on a power line that had snapped, according to court documents. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2021 To keep its chill, pour the wine in a stemmed glass of your choice. Amelia Goe, The Arizona Republic, 2 July 2021 Then there is the rice porridge with celtuce (a weirdly underused and magical thick-stemmed lettuce), which balances a light brightness with a creamy mouthfeel. WSJ, 3 May 2021 Michael recommends mild broccoli and pungent, red-stemmed radish for beginners. Beth Segal, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2021 This dense green, narrowly upright, fine-textured, multi-stemmed shrub has purple cones in the spring. oregonlive, 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of stemmed

1576, in the meaning defined above

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“Stemmed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stemmed

: having a stem


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Kids Definition of stemmed

: having a stem long-stemmed roses


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