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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstemstem1 /stem/ ●●○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 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 β†’ long-stemmed/short-stemmed etc5 SLGthe part of a word that stays the same when different endings are added to it, for example β€˜driv-’ in β€˜driving’
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stemβ€’ But the plant continually produces new stalks through the year, so there always should be some new stems to pick.β€’ It produces small, fragrant flowers that cluster on older stems.β€’ You can try anything from a single stem to a braided bunch with Antenna's new collection of flowery Monofibre extensions.β€’ The stem is thin and rooted.β€’ It looked like something pulled from the earth, a tuberous stem or fungus esteemed by gourmets.