stem - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    the long thin central part of a plant from which the leaves and flowers grow
  2. 2
    the long thin part of a wine glass that joins the bowl to the base
  3. 3
    the long narrow part of a pipe used for smoking
  4. 4
    linguistics the part of a word that does not change when an ending is added, for examplework’ in the wordworking