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Adj.1.thick-stemmed - having a thick stem
caulescent, cauline, stemmed - (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
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The game trail down which he walked had become by ages of use a deep, narrow trench, its walls topped on either side by impenetrable thicket and dense-growing trees closely interwoven with thick-stemmed creepers and lesser vines inextricably matted into two solid ramparts of vegetation.
It has a basal rosette of thick-stemmed oval leaves and produces an inconspicuous brown flower on a leafless stem.
All the clay sculptures are religious in nature and most of the mastersculptors are employed fulltime by the government.Clay sculpturing skill isalso one of the skills taughtby the National Institute ofZorigChusum.In ancient times the frames of the statues were built from bamboo and thick-stemmed grass.
Driving along tarmac roads past regimented rows of thick-stemmed splaying palms, I find it hard to imagine any natural vegetation remains; much of New Britain has been cultivated, mainly by Malaysian and Indonesian firms.
The stem bending sensor can also be adapted to other thick-stemmed crops.
Coarse, overly mature, thick-stemmed hay has more fiber and less protein, and therefore fewer nutrients, than finer stemmed, leafy hay.
And you only need four things: thick-stemmed asparagus, olive oil, kosher salt and a hot grill.
The large, thick-stemmed leaves complement ivory white flowers which are orange at the base before turning yellow.
Slowing down for thick-stemmed species such as Sorghum halepense (Johnsong, rass) and keeping the blades with less than 1 cm wear improved the quality of the cut.
Traditionally, cultivated watercress has been sold in bunches of tough, thick-stemmed sprigs.
The thick-stemmed montana is happy to droop its trailing stems everywhere, while the much thinner and delicate stems of clematis alpina and macropetala need tying in to avoid any damage as the buds become heavier and offer more resistance to winds.
Thanks to plant breeders who have developed thick-stemmed, sawfly-resistant wheat varieties, catastrophic yield losses can be avoided--but at the cost of forgoing a potential bumper crop.