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Spanish translation of “stem”

stem

noun /stem/
the part of a plant that grows upward from the root, or the part from which a leaf, flower or fruit grows; a stalk
tallo
Poppies have long, hairy, twisting stems.
the narrow part of various objects, eg of a wine-glass between the bowl and the base the stem of a wine-glass / of a tobacco-pipe. the upright piece of wood or metal at the bow of a ship
proa a popa
As the ship struck the rock, she shook from stem to stern.
-stemmed suffix
una planta de tallo grueso
a thick-stemmed plant He smoked a short-stemmed pipe.
(Definition of stem from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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