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We see evolution as a tree with many branches but with one single stem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The tall stout stem also allows cutting while leaving the leaves below intact. The Sun (2008)Press the stem ends back on to the stuffed peppers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These stem cells make white and red blood cells. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Tuck long stems of honeysuckle into their supports. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This allows any moisture to drain out of the hollow stems. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Those concerns have not stemmed the tide of nationalistic sentiment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Shake with ice and strain into stemmed glasses. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yellow flowers on bare stems in early spring. Winter Garden Glory (1993) Remove dead stems in the winter after have dried out. The Sun (2012)Pick them off and cut out the flowered stems at the base. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He says he thinks part of it stems from being bullied at school. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The family doctor thought his problems might stem from some emotional base. Christianity Today (2000)Where do leaf stalks branch off the main stem? Learn to Draw Countryside (1996) Thin some stems out after flowering to stop it getting overly dense. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This ambivalence stems from one single source. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Older stems can be cut down low as new ones grow up. The Sun (2014)These healthy eggs could then be used to make stem cells. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That it will undermine referees and stem the flow of the game. The Sun (2009)The frilly flowers have a strong scent and long stems. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Changes in supply conditions stemming from changes in government regulation have produced such innovations as discount brokers and stock index futures. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)Unlike its relative, it has hollow stems. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When they're ready they emit a sweet smell and give a little to gentle pressure at the stem end. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: stem VERB
If a condition or problem stems from something, it was caused originally by that thing.
All their problems stem from poverty.
British English: stem NOUN
The stem of a plant is the thin, upright part on which the flowers and leaves grow.
He stooped down, cut the stem for her with his knife, and handed her the flower.
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