stem

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stem is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
stem

Plural
stems

Fruit with a little stem at the left
  1. A long, thin thing joining parts of a plant.
    Put the stems of the flowers in this cup of water.


Verb[change]

Plain form
stem

Third-person singular
stems

Past tense
stemmed

Past participle
stemmed

Present participle
stemming