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stem

noun [C]
 
 
/stem/
the long, thin part of a plant that the leaves and flowers grow onParts of plants
Translations of “stem”
in Korean 줄기, 대…
in Arabic ساق النَّبات…
in French tige, pied, étrave…
in Turkish sap…
in Italian stelo, gambo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中心部分, 主幹, (植物的)幹,莖,梗,柄…
in Russian стебель…
in Polish łodyga, pień…
in Spanish tallo, pie, proa a popa…
in Portuguese talo…
in German der Stiel, der Steven…
in Catalan tija…
in Japanese (花の)茎…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中心部分, 主干, (植物的)干,茎,梗,柄…
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