- 1 (of plant) asparagus stalksespárragos (masculine plural)she's got legs like stalkstiene las piernas como palillos or (Mexico) popoteshis eyes stood out on stalksExample sentences
- As seeds ripened during the course of the experiment, the inflorescences were harvested by clipping the main stalk of each flowering culm just below the lowermost panicle branch.
- To prepare parsley for chopping, pull leaves from the main stalk.
- Ally chewed a grass stalk and listened to the bumblebees.
- Its heart-shaped leaves float on the water surface and five-petaled white flowers rise on little stalks above the leaves.
- They attack young leaves, flower stalks and buds.
- Exacerbated by warm, humid weather, red blotch infects leaves, flower stalks, blooms and bulb scales.
- 2 (British) (Motor Vehicles)Example sentences
- The stalks controlling lights and windscreen wipers are to European standards, with lights to the left and wipers to the right.
- The only annoyance is that the wiper and light control stalks remain on the Japanese sides of the steering wheel.
- There are steering column stalks to control the audio and cruise control and expect to find plenty of cubby holes and storage bins.
- 1(prey/game)famine stalks the land [literary]
acecharla hambruna asola la región ( or el país etc. )Example sentences
- This time, however, the birds were starting to stir and make noise, and a neighbourhood cat was stalking one in the grass that was already making a grab for a worm or two.
- White Fang does not make an uproar, but rather follows quietly, stalking the stranger.
- He felt a glow of admiration for Whitepaws; she was now stalking the beast at a safe distance as it approached him.
- 2 (persecute)Example sentences
- He began associating with gangs, using drugs and verbally harassing and stalking young women.
- Although the case was settled out of court, her father became obsessive, stalking her and paying a private detective to follow her.
- An obsessed psychologist stalked her ex-lover and his new girlfriend before a Hallowe'en night confrontation ended in murder, a court has been told.
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