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  1. having a stem or a specified kind of stem (often used in combination): a long-stemmed rose.

  2. having the stem or stems removed: stemmed cherries.

Origin of stemmed

First recorded in 1570–80; stem1 + -ed2

Other words from stemmed

  • un·stemmed, adjective

Words Nearby stemmed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stemmed in a sentence

  • But in a malignant war there is injustice of ignobler kind at once to God and man, which must be stemmed for both their sakes.

    Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
  • There was no doubt in my mind but that the newspaper article stemmed from Mr. Hamblen's visit with a newspaper reporter.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • As it was, the three were lolling in lazy attitudes, smoking their long-stemmed pipes and talking in a disjointed fashion.

    Two Boys in Wyoming | Edward S. Ellis
  • Black-eyed boys, and here and there a drowsy man with a long, cherry-stemmed pipe between his teeth, stood aside to stare.

  • They were sitting in deep chairs in the living room now, a tall-stemmed reading lamp glowing softly between them, hardly speaking.

    Young People's Pride | Stephen Vincent Benet

British Dictionary definitions for stemmed


/ (stɛmd) /

    • having a stem

    • (in combination): a thin-stemmed plant; a long-stemmed glass

  1. having had the stem or stems removed

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