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They can easily be distinguished by their thick flower stalks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Where do leaf stalks branch off the main stem? Learn to Draw Countryside (1996)Discard the stiff coriander stalk ends and chop the rest of the bunch finely. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It becomes a corn stalk and then produces an ear of corn. Christianity Today (2000)They grow on long stalks that curve upwards. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He stalks his prey for two hours then fires the fatal shot. The Sun (2010)The flowers nod gracefully on slender stalks. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Place stalk side down on a grill pan and brush with oil. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Dog violets are a little larger and grow on branches off the main stalk. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The flower stalks must have been three feet tall and the heads were enormous. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)Do corn stalks cut after sunset really run red with blood? Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is the little yellow dandelion with long thin stalks that grows in its hundreds over grassy banks and hillsides. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They stalked their prey with the same skill and finesse with which many of them had hunted wild game before the war. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)Release the button on the steering column stalk and the job's done. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The stalks grow pale and wide, the flavour mellow yet powerful and tangy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Like spinach, it should have decidedly more leaf than stalk. Food Watch (1994)It has numerous bright blue or purple flowers in clusters at the top of stiff stalks and large leathery leaves at the bottom. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Peel and core the pears, taking care to leave the stalks in place. Times, Sunday Times (2012)GOT pictures or other proof of an animal stalking your area? The Sun (2009)It's not that the column stalk doesn't work. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sometimes one comes across a single stalk that is snaking its way day by day across a woodland floor, and very easily trips one up when walking. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The resulting rhubarb stalks are slender, sweeter, far more tender and without any of the green colour of usual rhubarb. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The lower part of the stalks can be used in a soup, pasta or risotto, after peeling away remaining fibrous threads. Times, Sunday Times (2014)AN MI5 agent accused of attacking and stalking his spy ex-girlfriend was cleared yesterday. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'stalk'
British English: stalk NOUN
The stalk of a flower, leaf, or fruit is the thin part that joins it to the plant or tree.
A single pale blue flower grows up from each joint on a long stalk.
British English: stalk VERB
If you stalk a person or a wild animal, you follow them quietly in order to kill them, catch them, or observe them carefully.
He stalks his victims like a hunter after a deer.
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