stem·​my ˈste-mē How to pronounce stemmy (audio)
stemmier; stemmiest
: abounding in stems
of wine : having a bitter aftertaste

Examples of stemmy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They can be cooked gently over slow-fading coals -- a good way to tenderize thick, stemmy vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, or asparagus that need a little more time. oregonlive, 22 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stemmy was in 1863

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“Stemmy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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