\ ˈstemd How to pronounce stemmed (audio) \

Definition of stemmed

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

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Rustic willow obelisk: Made from natural willow, this piece has a casual look and can be used as a support for long-stemmed or climbing plants. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Colorful, whimsical or classic, yard art can enhance your garden’s overall appeal," 3 July 2019 On this occasion, Amber filled a kitschy glass vase shaped like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and various old silver creamers with short-stemmed roses, peonies and ranunculus sourced from the Piazza della Repubblica market in Florence. Laura Rysman, New York Times, "How to Host a Relaxed, Italian-Style Late Lunch," 27 June 2019 The plants grow in tight, multi-stemmed clumps with mostly basal leaves. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018 Yaz Bukey, whimsically dressed as a green-stemmed, bright pink flower, found a happy resting place in a splendid gilded throne that turned out to have once belonged to her great-grandfather, the mischievous King Farouk of Egypt. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Attends Serdar Gülgün’s Opulent Ottoman Ball in Istanbul," 4 Feb. 2019 Wolf Pecher, an associate professor at the University of Baltimore, leads Dan to the rare native plant, the purple-stemmed cliff brake, discovered growing in a railroad bridge abutment during a recent biodiversity survey in the Jones Falls Valley. Dan Rodricks,, "What's growing in Baltimore: purple cliff brakes and 100 orchards," 11 June 2018 Asparagus: These green-stemmed beauties are the markets’ way of saying that spring has sprung, and March and April are best times to get a bunch. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "What’s in season now at S.A. farmers markets," 28 Feb. 2018 God forbid your cocktail is served in a stemmed glass. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Bar Star: Alex Coon of Izakaya Japanese Pub," 21 Feb. 2018 Cook until aromatic, about 30 seconds, then add 1 bunch of stemmed and torn Tuscan kale, Swiss chard, collards or other greens in batches until slightly wilted. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Citrus, chicories and the winter farmers’ markets," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of stemmed

1576, in the meaning defined above

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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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not constant or steady

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