Stem leaf

Definitions

  • Showing extensive interwoven leaf and stem forms and animals
    Showing extensive interwoven leaf and stem forms and animals
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stem leaf (Bot) a leaf growing from the stem of a plant, as contrasted with a basal or radical leaf.
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Showing ornate interwoven leaf and stem patterns Showing ornate interwoven leaf and stem patterns

Usage

In literature:

Insert the stem of the leaf in sand, and deep enough to allow the leaf to lie flat upon the surface of the sand.
"Your Plants" by James Sheehan
Stem short; leaf-stems thicker and larger than those of the Common Couve Tronchuda, but not so fleshy and succulent.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
The fibre of the leaf served as thread, the thick stem as a needle.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
A lily grows mysteriously, pushing up its solid weight of stem and leaf in the teeth of gravity.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
We have the stem acquiring the characters of the leaf, and the leaf those of the stem.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
The rye, meantime, goes into leaf, but shoots up no stem, since it is smothered by the barley.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
The leaf-sheaths usually fit close to the stem, but they may also be loose or even inflated.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
They found the green stem which held the leaf on which Thumbelina sat.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
The little growing tip lengthens into a stem from which a leaf is seen unfolding.
"The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young" by Margaret Warner Morley
Even the long stem of the leaf is silk-girdled, and a strong band is looped about the twig to which the leaf is attached.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
The very stem and leaf of a Clovelly rose is beautiful.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
Pluck the leaf from the stem and rub your eyelids with it.
"Twinkle and Chubbins" by L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
The stem was woody and each leaf was grey, narrow, and not more than half an inch long.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
We have often seen a single stem of a leaf that weighed a full pound.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Dorcas held the stem of the burdock leaf and Sheba its tip.
"Dorothy on a House Boat" by Evelyn Raymond
He was suddenly old and as withered as an aspen leaf trembling on its rotten stem.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
Just where the leaf stem joined the leaf blade there were two curious, dark red, oval glands.
"Book of Monsters" by David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
The observer standing in front of the leaf is supposed to look at the stem.
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
They move in swarms from stem to stem, and every fragment of green leaf disappears before their devouring energy.
"The Amazing Argentine" by John Foster Fraser
A wide leaf grows from the stem, to which the dates grow, and in time, the leaf dies and then bends.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In poetry:

One leaf of life still folded
Has fallen from the stem,
Leaving the symbol teaching
There still are two of them,--
"Over The Eyes Of Gladness" by James Whitcomb Riley
Spring will blossom again. Only I
hang on to my stem –
bald shoot with no bud and no flower
no fruit and no leaf.
"A Long Bough" by Hayyim Nahman Bialik
Only the beech tree cherishes
A leaf or two for ruth,
Their stems too tough for the tempest,
Like thoughts of love and of youth.
"Feuilles D'Automne" by Duncan Campbell Scott
He was too poor to buy a lamp
But very wise in woodmen’s ways.
He gathered seasoned bough and stem,
And crisping leaf, and kindled them
Into a ruddy blaze.
"Lincoln" by Nancy Byrd Turner
Down Pennsylvania Avenue to-day the riders go,
men and boys riding horses, roses in their teeth,
stems of roses, rose leaf stalks, rose dark leaves--
the line of the green ends in a red rose flash.
"And So To-Day" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

Ryan Leaf Has Tumor Removed From Brain Stem .
Ryan Leaf Has Tumor Removed From Brain Stem.
Ryan Leaf recovering after surgery to remove benign tumor from brain stem.
The stem of each leaf — a plant part technically called a petiole — is longer than the leaf itself, allowing the leaf to pivot.
Cup White wine 2 Tbsp White Vinegar 1 Tbsp Shallots, minced 6 ea Parsley stems 1 ea Bay leaf 5 ea whole peppercorn.
Split-leaf philodendron is a philodendron look-alike, with smooth, glossy leaves and brown roots dangling from the stems like thick cords.
When the project is completed, a silver leaf with metal stems protruding from its base will be capped with baseballs to tie the island to nearby Woehrle Field, Jeffersonville's Little League park.
It presents layers of leaves whorled evenly around the stem with a flower stalk reaching out from the axil to present a single flower above the tip of the leaf.
1 tbsp Diced Shallots 6 ea Parsley Stems 5 ea Peppercorns 1 ea Bay Leaf 1 tsp Orange Zest 3 ea Oranges, Freshly Squeezed juice using reamer ½ lemon Freshly Squeezed Juice 1 cup White Wine.
Butter, for greasing dish 3 cups milk 1 bay leaf 1 jalapeno, roasted, stemmed, seeded and minced 1 cup polenta ½ cup Parmesan, finely grated ½ tsp.
For mature spinach, fold leaves in half lengthwise with the stem outside, then strip the stem off the leaf.
Stem and Leaf Plots, Box and Whisker Plots & Scatter Plots.
As winter approaches, the ends of tree branches seal off near the leaf stem to protect the tree during colder months.
an herb called Stevia rebaudiana (also "sweet leaf" and "sweet herb of Paraguay "), with intensely sweet, tender green leaves that grow on woody stems.
When the plant first emerges in the spring, there is a single stem that ends in a single leaf.
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In science:

Moreover, b is a leaf of M ′ (since b is incident to no ingoing half-edge except the stem indicating the root-corner of O), hence M is a mobile.
A bijection for triangulations, quadrangulations, pentagulations, etc
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