a stem of a drinking glass or the like having a gradual swelling near the top or bottom.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of baluster stem
First recorded in 1870–75
Words nearby baluster stem
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