Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Adjective: stemmed  stemd
  1. Having a stem, stems or having a stem as specified; often used in combination
    "stemmed goblets"; "long-stemmed roses"
  2. (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
    - caulescent, cauline
  3. Having the stem removed
    "stemmed berries"
Verb: stem (stemmed,stemming)  stem
  1. Grow out of, have roots in, originate in
    "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"
  2. Cause to point inward
    "stem your skis"
  3. Stop the flow of a liquid
    "stem the tide";
    - stanch [N. Amer], staunch, halt
  4. Remove the stem from
    "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"

See also: cylindrical-stemmed, leafy-stemmed, multi-stemmed, short-stemmed, spiny-stemmed, stemless, stout-stemmed, thick-stemmed, weak-stemmed, wiry-stemmed, woody-stemmed, woolly-stemmed

Type of: check, orient, originate in, remove, take, take away, withdraw

Antonym: stemless

Encyclopedia: Stem, North Carolina