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stemmery

[ stem-uh-ree ]
/ ˈstɛm ə ri /
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noun, plural stem·mer·ies.

a factory or other place where tobacco leaves are stripped.

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Origin of stemmery

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; stem1 + -ery
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