a disease of plants, characterized by blackened stems and defoliation, caused by any of several fungi, as Ascochyta imperfecta or Mycosphaerella lethalis.
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How to use black stem in a sentence
Ben could make out the black stem line of a jutting flintlock.Wilderness of Spring | Edgar Pangborn
A large tree fern, growing from ten to forty feet high, with a slender black stem, and dark green fronds silvery underneath.New Zealand Moths and Butterflies | G. V. Hudson
I noticed two varieties of the maiden-hair, its slender black stem making the most exquisite tracery among the vivid greens.Station Life in New Zealand | Lady Barker
A strong, black stem with bright green leaves is apt to look crude and hard.Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering | Edward Johnston
This is due to the coal-black stem, which gives to a palm tree shorn of its head the look of a tumble-down smoke-grimed chimney.The Substance of a Dream | F. W. Bain