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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Because of the black paint used in production, some Floridians thought the stemmed citrus orbs looked more like ominous antique bombs, complete with cartoonish fuses. Cory Graff, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Dec. 2022 Oyster mushrooms come in two different sizes: There are smaller oyster mushrooms, which grow in clusters similar to maitake, and the larger king oyster, a thick-stemmed mushroom also known as king trumpet. Casey Barber, CNN, 12 Sep. 2022 Typically forms a sprawling multi-stemmed large shrub, but in time can grow into a small tree. Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, 7 Aug. 2022 Poblanos grow on big, multi-stemmed plants that can reach 4 feet tall at maturity, so give them plenty of room in the garden or put them in an extra-large container. Leanne Potts, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 June 2022 Marina DenisenkoGetty Images Once only known by plant collectors, this multi-stemmed tree is becoming more popular because of its year-round beauty. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 26 May 2022 The dense, multi-stemmed, rounded shrub gets its common name from its brilliant red fall foliage. oregonlive, 12 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1576, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stemmed was in 1576

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“Stemmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stemmed. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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