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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:
Peppers, eggplants, and many other fruits or vegetables have this part as well.....
Yep. That would have to be the stem.
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"?
> 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.
You could, I think, call that the stem, but you could also call that the stalk.Originally Posted by Eway
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.Originally Posted by Eway
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.
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?
possibly, but that's a technical term and no one is going to have the slightest clue what you're talking about