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The stalk supporting a fruit, flower, or leaf, and attaching it to a larger branch, twig, or stalk
“I watched one bee make a bad landing, slip off, fall backwards, bounce off a branch in the stem of the flower, and land on her back on the ground.”
The main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean
“What really hurts is if they lay eggs on the ground under the plant or on the stem at ground level.”
Prevent, stop
“Hawass says global efforts to stem illicit trade in antiquities are starting to bear fruit.”
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