main stem
noun Date: 1671 a main trunk or channel: as a. the main course of a river or stream b. the main street of a city or town

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  • main — 1. adj. & n. adj. 1 chief in size, importance, extent, etc.; principal (the main part; the main point). 2 exerted to the full (by main force). n. 1 a principal channel, duct, etc., for water, sewage, etc. (water main). 2 (usu. in pl.; prec. by… …   Useful english dictionary

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