from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the stems removed.
- adj. Provided with a stem or a specific type of stem. Often used in combination: stemmed goblets; long-stemmed roses.
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- adj. Having a stem.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of stem.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished with or bearing a stem: used chiefly in composition: as, a straight-stemmed plant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a stem or stems or having a stem as specified; often used in combination
- adj. having the stem removed
- adj. (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
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Apparently the sensitivity to the possible use of the term stemmed from a notion that dumb-ass is a mild vulgarism referring to the posterior.
His alias stemmed from the chalk-outlined barefoot prints left behind at some crime scenes.
Her title stemmed from the fact she had been queen before Henry was born while acknowledging she was mother of the current monarch.
That problem stemmed from the Obama administration trying to adhere to the very republican value of laissez faire, or "hands-off" government regarding the economy.
Here's the interesting part: their concern mostly stemmed from the fact that this was not the final cut or mix of the film, and the filmmaker didn't consider it a finished work.
The case stemmed from the 1973 airing of satirist George Carlin's "Filthy Words" monologue.
Webb added that the decision stemmed from a series of meetings to which "we did not have access, we did not have the chance to provide input."
These feelings often stemmed from a fear (or fears) about what might happen if they insisted on getting what they wanted.
Their fight partly stemmed from a few differences over policy; Brandeis wanted the Zionist organizations to focus on sending money to Jewish settlers in Palestine and not on agitating politically.
Glaxo previously disclosed in July it had reached an agreement in principle to settle the probe, which stemmed from the manufacture of defective pills including the Paxil antidepressant at Glaxo's plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico, between 2001 and 2005.