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  • adj. having a short stem


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  • And not only was it stunted and short-stemmed, but sparsely distributed as well.

    The Golden Poppy

  • Since the city folk plucked those with the longest stems and biggest bowls, and since it is the law of kind to procreate kind, the long-stemmed, big-bowled poppies failed to go to:, seed, and a stunted, short-stemmed variety remained to the hills.

    The Golden Poppy

  • He upended the takeaway carton—a glutinous mass of noodles, water chestnuts, and pallid chicken pieces—onto a plate and left it steaming weakly while he grabbed a bottle of Navarra from the counter top, uncorked it, and filled a small, short-stemmed glass.

    The Priest

  • To replace the “appletini” centerpieces, I used translucent lamps surrounded by short-stemmed white roses and orchids on the round dining tables.

    My Fair Wedding

  • Clumps of Brilliancy and the short-stemmed double Van Sion survive along the course of a proposed railway between Callington and Saltash.

    Country diary: St Dominic, Tamar Valley

  • She also laces into Queen Victoria's ghastly imperial menus ("O is for Ostentation") and the provincial tediousness of fruit cup, a "short-stemmed glass filled with a seemingly patented and changeless mixture of overcooked tinned fruits" ("I Is For Innocence").

    The Romantical She

  • He eyed Duncan knowingly as his long tongue lapped liquor from a wide-mouthed, short-stemmed glass.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • In some areas, it forms dense woodland, whereas in others it grows as a short-stemmed shrub intermingled with scattered trees.

    Namibian savanna woodlands

  • Many of the dancers carried short-stemmed pipes with fat wooden bowls.

    Renegade's Magic

  • More surprisingly, the previous generation was not short-stemmed but only aspired to shortness before I nipped it in the bud.

    Dandelions, acquired characteristics, and creationism - The Panda's Thumb


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