stemmy

adjective
stem·​my | \ ˈste-mē How to pronounce stemmy (audio) \
stemmier; stemmiest

Definition of stemmy

1 : abounding in stems
2 of wine : having a bitter aftertaste

First Known Use of stemmy

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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