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  • adjective having a woody stem


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  • Poison ivy is rarely desirable, but the orange-red leaves of this woody-stemmed vine are quite ornamental.

    Nature hit snooze button on foliage, just now starting to pop Joel M. Lerner 2010

  • These are beautiful and floriferous, woody-stemmed small shrubs.

    Winter Plant Portrait-Wallflowers, Erysimum « Fairegarden 2010

  • Only the woody-stemmed rosemary would last the winter.

    Pathfinder Orson Scott Card 2010

  • And the only drawback to climbing roses is their bare legs; I use their woody-stemmed canes as living supports for loose-limbed, delicate vines such as clematis, love-in-a-puff and sweet peas or I plant perennials or shrubs in front of them.

    Suzy Bales: Up, Up and Away With Climbing Roses (PHOTOS) 2010

  • Their only draw back is their bare legs so I use the woody-stemmed canes of the roses as living supports for loose-limbed, delicate vines such as clematis, love-in-a puff, honeysuckle and sweet peas.

    Suzy Bales: Roses as Climbers, Ramblers and Scramblers 2009

  • In most cases, woody-stemmed tropicals should not be cut back until early spring unless you can't fit them into the house!

    Pragmatic Solutions Field Notes 2007

  • In spite of their relatively compact size, each adult mammoth consumed large quantities of food every day, primarily woody-stemmed tall grass and occasional small trees.

    The Plains of Passage Auel, Jean M. 1990

  • By clearing away the woody-stemmed tallgrass and small trees, a place was made for richer forbs and new grass to grow, food that was essential to several of the other inhabitants of the steppes.

    The Plains of Passage Auel, Jean M. 1990

  • For very woody-stemmed crops like cotton, pull the plants up and chop or grind them into six inch or smaller pieces.

    Chapter 15 1982

  • = Southernwood = (_Artemisia Abrotanum_, Linn.), a woody-stemmed perennial belonging to the Compositæ and a native of southern Europe.

    Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses M. G. Kains


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