What is the name of this part of the plant, fruit, vegetable? The thing that the plant is connected with the tree and gets nutrients with? The part we usually cut out when eat fruit.

Examples below

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  • $\begingroup$ google the word stem. $\endgroup$
    – John
    May 1, 2020 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ @John that's not a stem. What is the name of the plant part that stem gets into in the plant. This part of the fruit is not a stem. $\endgroup$
    – Green
    May 2, 2020 at 11:10
  • $\begingroup$ @John I googled, it shows science, technology, engineering and mathematics $\endgroup$
    – user62625
    Jul 31, 2021 at 17:15

1 Answer 1


'Stalk' or 'pedicel' would be an appropriate term (see, for example, this paper or this one). Specifically, you could say 'terminal part of the stalk/pedicel', though I don't know if there is a word for that.

Note that the term pedicel is commonly used for the stalk of a flower; it makes sense to use it for fruits too as they are derived from flowers.


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