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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstemstem1 /stem/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 rose.jpg HBPthe long thin part of a plant, from which leaves, flowers, or fruit grow syn stalk2 DFDthe long thin part of a wine glass, vase etc, between the base and the wide top3 DFTthe narrow tube of a pipe used to smoke tobacco4 long-stemmed/short-stemmed etc5 SLGthe part of a word that stays the same when different endings are added to it, for example ‘driv-’ in ‘driving’
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stemBut the plant continually produces new stalks through the year, so there always should be some new stems to pick.It produces small, fragrant flowers that cluster on older stems.You can try anything from a single stem to a braided bunch with Antenna's new collection of flowery Monofibre extensions.The stem is thin and rooted.It looked like something pulled from the earth, a tuberous stem or fungus esteemed by gourmets.