The ovary makes a purplish dot in the center, surrounded by curling, yellow anthers, with threadlike filaments united at base.
A filament is that which is threadlike; as, the filament of silk, or flax.
Fiber: any fine, slender thread or threadlike substance, as the rootlets of plants or the lint of cotton.
It was an infinitely fine, threadlike projection from the surface of the planet.
Little rootlike structures known as rhizoids dip down into the bread, and absorb food for its threadlike body.
Her high-arched, threadlike brows were ruffled into a delicious frown.
In places the threadlike way itself becomes an aqueduct for a rushing overflow of water.
A slow movement of the bony fingers and the threadlike, silvery thing was withdrawn.
Their styles are threadlike, with a ring or a tuft of downy hairs near the extremity; and the pods are flattened.
There are nine stamens, with threadlike filaments, often hairy, and a three-parted style with round-top stigmas.
Old English þræd "fine cord, especially when twisted" (related to þrawan "to twist"), from Proto-Germanic *thrædus (cf. Middle Dutch draet, Dutch draad, Old High German drat, German Draht, Old Norse þraðr), from suffixed form of root *thræ- "twist" (see throw). Meaning "spiral ridge of a screw" is from 1670s. Threads, slang for "clothes" is 1926, American English.
"to put thread through a needle," mid-14c., from thread (n.); in reference to film cameras from 1913. The dancing move called thread the needle is attested from 1844. Related: Threaded; threading.