Definition of stemmed in English:



  • 1in combination (of a plant) having a supporting stalk of a specified length or kind.

    ‘a tall-stemmed plant’
    • ‘thick-stemmed flowers’
    • ‘long-stemmed strawberries’
    • ‘The height of the plants can vary from variety to variety, but the flowers are almost always produced in short-stemmed clusters.’
    • ‘Most won't succumb to stem rot as quickly as soft-stemmed perennials, but it can happen just the same.’
    • ‘Densely planted, stiff-stemmed species should be selected to trap sediment and protect water quality.’
    • ‘Occasionally a slight breeze rattles the thin-stemmed bushes and moves the tops of pine and spruce, but that is all.’
    • ‘In the autumn, net-veined aster and hollow-stemmed goldenrod add flashes of white and yellow, respectively.’
  • 2Having a long, thin supportive or main section.

    ‘desserts served in stemmed glasses’
    • ‘men smoking long-stemmed pipes’
    • ‘The elegant hollow-stemmed champagne flutes are perfect for cocktails.’
    • ‘The cool elegance of the shapes, such as stemmed goblets, is matched by the smooth silvery-grey burnished surfaces.’
    • ‘The burial chamber contained a short-stemmed lamp with tripod base.’
    • ‘The glass-stemmed thermometers are simple to use.’
    • ‘The vases are comparable in size and execution to the large undecorated stemmed bowl.’



/stemd/ /stɛmd/