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stem

Part of speech: Noun

The principal stalk or trunk of a tree or plant; the slender stalk that bears the leaves, fruit, etc.; any slender support, handle, etc., resembling the stem of a plant; as, the stem of a goblet; the part of a vessel's structure to which the sides are fastened at the bow; the prow; the part of an inflected word that does not change.

Part of speech: Verb

To check; to make headway against; as, a boat stems the tide; to remove the stems from.

Part of speech: Past tense

Stemmed.

Part of speech: Past participle

Stemming.

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