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stem1

 
 
pronunciation:
stem
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the main part of a plant that grows up from the ground and supports the branches, leaves, flowers, or fruits that may grow from it.
The flowers were too tall for the vase, so my mom cut their stems.
 
synonyms:
stalk
similar words:
cane
definition 2: a long, thin part.
These wine glasses have delicate stems.
synonyms:
stalk
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: stems, stemming, stemmed
definition: to come from; start from.
His success stems from hard work.
synonyms:
grow, originate
similar words:
come, derive, flow, follow, issue, proceed, result, rise, sprout, start
derivations: stemless (adj.), stemlike (adj.)
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