Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no stem; having the stem so little developed as to appear to be wanting; acaulescent.
- adj. Lacking a stem, either naturally or because it has been removed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having no stem acaulescent.
- adj. not having a stem
- adj. (of plants) having no apparent stem above ground
“= -- When the main stem is arrested in its growth, the habit and general appearance of the plant are materially altered, as in the so-called stemless plants, _plantæ acaules_.”
“The most prominent plants were clusters of cactus and curua palms, a kind of stemless, low palm, with broad, elegant leaves springing vase-like from the ground.”
“The most prominent plants of this sandy or clayey region are clusters of cacti and curua palms -- a kind of stemless, low palm, with broad leaves springing, vase-like, from the ground.”
“A new trend for wine glasses is the "stemless" wine glass which come in a variety of sizes and shapes as well.”
“Birth flower, May, lily of the valley, stemless convallariaceous herb, Convallaria majalis, with a raceme of drooping, bell-shaped fragrant white flowers.”
“Air France has introduced a new line of stemless wine glasses in Business and First (aka Affaires and La Première).”
“Traditionally it's served in a wine glass, but I've always found a stemless Champagne flute with a few cubes and a straw a more elegant presentation.”
“The stemless version has a "kickstand" base, so it's difficult to tip over, just like a Weeble.”
“Especially because if they had actually asked invited guests for two sets of 300-thread-count percale bedding or a dozen stemless wine glasses, for example, that would have been potentially awkward.”
“Courtesy Riedel The " O " series from Riedel is a stemless glass, marking a more casual shift in wine drinking.”
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