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    this part of a fruit

    I'm trying to find out the name of this part of a fruit.
    It's...err....you see, the green part of the three tomatoos here:
    http://www.samford.edu/schools/nursi...tomato.jpg.JPG

    Peppers, eggplants, and many other fruits or vegetables have this part as well.....

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    Re: this part of a fruit

    the stem?

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    Smile Re: this part of a fruit

    Yep. That would have to be the stem.



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    Re: this part of a fruit

    Isn't "stem" the long, tube-like part that connects a flower to its root?
    Isn't "stem" a rather genaral term?
    Should I specify it as "the tomatoo stem"?

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    Re: this part of a fruit

    > Isn't "stem" the long, tube-like part that connects a flower to its root?

    or the part that connects the fruit to the rest of the plant

    even if you cut off most of the stem, the part that is left is still the stem

    yes stem is pretty general, but in this case, it is the most specific one available short of digging up some scientific terms

    > Should I specify it as "the tomatoo stem"?

    1. it is 'tomato'
    2. if you want, but mostly it depends on context. If you are talking about tomatoes and mention the stem, people will know what you're talking about.

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    Re: this part of a fruit

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    Isn't "stem" the long, tube-like part that connects a flower to its root?
    You could, I think, call that the stem, but you could also call that the stalk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    Isn't "stem" a rather genaral term?
    Should I specify it as "the tomatoo stem"?
    As AintFoolin noted so well, the stem is the part that connects the fruit to the rest of the plant. Thus, that term would apply to apples, pears, peaches, etc.

    (Say: tomato.)


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    Re: this part of a fruit

    All right, thank you all for your replies.

    As I'm greatly influenced by my mother tongue (Chinese),
    I thought there must be a different name for that part -- differentiates it from the tube-like part.

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    Re: this part of a fruit

    I found this word though:

    pedicel - the structure attaching an individual flower to the flower stem.

    Does it refer to what I'm looking for?

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    Re: this part of a fruit

    possibly, but that's a technical term and no one is going to have the slightest clue what you're talking about

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