Definitions

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  • adj. Long and thin, like a stalk of a plant.
  • adj. Of a plant, having stalks

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hard as a stalk; resembling a stalk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed like a stalk: resembling a stalk.

Etymologies

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stalk +‎ -y

Examples

  • It chanced that there was but one of them on duty in the wood that morning -- a certain short, stalky little fellow whose name was Walter Skinner, and who was fond of speaking of himself as a king's man.

    A Boy's Ride

  • At the second transplanting, Hiram snipped back the tops, and the roots as well, so that each plant would grow sturdily and not be too "stalky".

    Hiram the Young Farmer

  • Never put anything on Facebook that you would not want your boss, your creepy stalky ex-lover, or your young students/clients to find out.

    Why I'm deleting my Facebook account

  • He had made tea for us; it was what the monks called mountain tea, a delicious mixture of mint, floral herbs, and a stalky item reminiscent of chamomile.

    Scott Cairns: The Unceasing Prayer Of Mount Athos: A Short Trip To The Edge

  • She reminded him of a fawn, gangly and stalky, with wet brown eyes.

    The Electric Laundromat « A Fly in Amber

  • If the editor took the time to scrawl"Nzce jb grape jelly assassin, send mor pls," it means they thought enough of your work to risk the potential hazardous attraction of the stalky, mad, one-percent club I'm just guessing that 1% of slush submitters do the really crazy stuff - it could be more.

    Reject-O-Matic: Why Editors Use Form Rejection Letters

  • I see him through the glass recline across the backseat, stalky in his blue underwear, wispy and pale as the sky.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • For all his on-field accomplishments, Mr. Jeter ' s most astonishing feat may be playing a decade and a half in New York — in this celebrity-stalky era — and maintaining both integrity and dignity.

    Jeter and Yankees are Cats and Dogs

  • The rift valley narrowed slightly where a horst protruded and, from the narrow defile, emerged one of the largest creatures that Kai had ever seen, its stalky, awkward gait frightening in its inexorable progress.

    Cattle Town

  • Of course, not everyone loves the taste and texture of this stalky crucifer.

    Broccoli sprouts: Potent anti-cancer potential

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