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[lawng-stemd, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈstɛmd, ˈlɒŋ-/
having a long stem or stems:
long-stemmed roses.
long-legged and slender:
long-stemmed chorus girls.
Origin of long-stemmed
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Taking two long-stemmed roses, a girl goes to her room in silence.

    The Book of Hallowe'en Ruth Edna Kelley
  • This is the long-stemmed, viny kind, and its name is alsike clover.

  • The men talked on and the long-stemmed pipe passed from hand to hand.

    Jack Among the Indians George Bird Grinnell
  • As it frizzled and spat, she held a long-stemmed pipe for its reception.

    A Woman's Burden Fergus Hume
  • Sam Carr held his peace, toying with the long-stemmed glass in his hand.

    Burned Bridges

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Those of the Cowslip grow on short stems from a long-stemmed umbel.

    Wildflowers of the Farm Arthur Owens Cooke
  • Two were standing up disputing, and the singer sat in an armchair, holding a long-stemmed glass in his hand.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • Big Wolf removed the long-stemmed, red-clay pipe from his lips and held it out to the newcomer.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • She had a rose, a long-stemmed rose, in her bodice, and one of those Spanish lace things over her hair.

    The Web of the Golden Spider

    Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • So, all that were necessary to complete his personification of Old King Cole were the long-stemmed pipe and the serrated crown.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar

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