the main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean.
Both the blue and the yellow have the classic, satiny translucent petals of the poppy tribe, both, characteristically, are held on wiry stems above the parent plant.
a long and thin supportive or main section of something.
the main stem of the wing feathers
the root or main part of a noun, adjective, or other word, to which inflections or formative elements are added.
This is a scientific term derived by making an English plural from octopod, which is the bare stem of the Greek word, not its singular.
the main upright timber or metal piece at the bow of a ship, to which the ship's sides are joined.
Experts who have been diving to the wreck off Portsmouth for the last month have excavated a five-metre-long piece of wood which they believe is the front stem of the ship's keel.
a pipe used for smoking crack or opium.