The main part of a word to which affixes are attached
To have as a source
She twisted the stem of her glass.
The stem sometimes grows 80 or 90 ft.
Carmen broke off a long stem of grass and poked it in her mouth.
The point of this gold indicator bends over the edge of the case, round which are set eleven raised points--the stem forms the twelfth.
He kept one hand, in which he clasped his tobacco pouch, inside the bosom of his dressing gown and held the stem of his pipe firmly with the other.