2. [syn: caulescent, cauline, stemmed]
3. having the stem removed;
- Example: "stemmed berries"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stem \Stem\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stemmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Stemming.] [Either from stem, n., or akin to stammer; cf.
G. stemmen to press against.]
To oppose or cut with, or as with, the stem of a vessel; to
resist, or make progress against; to stop or check the flow
of, as a current. "An argosy to stem the waves." --Shak.
[They] stem the flood with their erected breasts.
Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age. --Pope.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having a stem or stems or having a stem as specified;
often used in combination; "stemmed goblets"; "long-
stemmed roses" [ant: stemless]
2: (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
[syn: caulescent, cauline, stemmed] [ant:
3: having the stem removed; "stemmed berries"