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  • adjective having a thick stem


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  • I throw in torn leaves of thick-stemmed chard, turning them so they are coated in the emulsion.

    Cookery masterclass: René Redzepi 2011

  • I recommend special treatment for thick-stemmed greens like chard, bok choy, kale, collards, and broccoli: Separate the stems (sometimes called “ribs”) from the leaves (or florets in the case of broccoli) and begin cooking the stems two or three minutes before you start cooking the leaves (or florets)—this way everything will become tender at about the same time.

    The Food Matters Cookbook Mark Bittman 2010

  • In old-growth forests, the larger trees grow to more than 30 meters (m) in height and tend to be covered with thick-stemmed lianas and other piphytes.

    Buru rain forests 2008

  • Most of the trees reach 30 meters or more and carry thick-stemmed lianas and woody and herbaceous epiphytes.

    Halmahera rain forests 2008

  • Pausing at the doorway, I yanked up some handfuls of thick-stemmed weeds and heaved them into a conspicuous pile in the sunlight.

    Firehorse Diane Lee Wilson 2006

  • •Small saplings and thick-stemmed brush, such as autumn olives, attract all sizes of bucks that like to fight with the flexible brush and thrash it to a pulp.

    Read Rubs to Kill More Trophy Whitetail Bucks 2004

  • Flowers, purple and yellow, grew in abundance and thick-stemmed thistles with white spiked blossoms lined the dusty path, providing psychological relief from the precipitous drop.

    Genellan- Planetfall Gier, Scott 2005

  • Just as you look on the numberless masts of ships and the thick-stemmed pipes of steamboats, I looked.

    Remarks At Millennium Lecture Series ITY National Archives 1998

  • With a smile he selected a thick-stemmed tree and, with the aid of willing and suddenly excited hands, lifted himself to the lower boughs.

    The Return of Blue Pete Luke Allan

  • It was covered with creeper and thick-stemmed ivy.

    Five Fall Into Adventure Blyton, Enid, 1898?-1968 1950


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