Offshoots from the main stem that have developed little or no individuality can only be briefly mentioned.
The branches of the main stem may become united one to the other.
Well, John Alexander, how in the name of thunder did you get away out here on the main stem, without orders?
But usually the main stem or one of the branches is changed into a flower-stem.
The dark green leaves grow in pairs, opposite each other, and they clasp the main stem closely.
The anatomy of the main stem is very suggestive of that of a Cycad.
Branches of various length emerge from the sides of the main stem.
With most varieties, this means that the lateral is kept about eighteen inches from the main stem.
The flowers of the Eyebright grow in clusters of four to six at the end of the main stem.
Nephews and cousins bearing the same name had succumbed to intermarriage and degeneracy, yet the main stem had grown straight.
The major street of a town or city •Main stem was used of a railroad line by 1832: We begged together on the ''main drag''/ We sifted along the main stem (entry form 1851+, variant 1900+)