Origin of anther
Examples from the Web for anther
I suppose you were afraid I was going to give you anther whistle.Coniston, Complete|Winston Churchill
This measure had a anther reaching effect than merely giving the Union armies an increased supply of men.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume One|Abraham Lincoln
Anther, an′thėr, n. the top of the stamen in a flower which contains the pollen or fertilising dust.
Pol' lin na tion, the transfer of pollen from the anther of a flower to the stigma.A Guide for the Study of Animals|Worrallo Whitney
Sometimes the stamen has no filament, and the anther is then said to be sessile.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
British Dictionary definitions for anther
Word Origin for anther
Word Origin and History for anther
1550s, "medical extract of flowers," from French anthère, from Modern Latin anthera "a medicine extracted from a flower," from Greek anthera, fem. of antheros "flowery, blooming," from anthos "flower," from PIE root *andh- "to bloom" (cf. Sanskrit andhas "herb," Armenian and "field," Middle Irish ainder "young girl," Welsh anner "young cow"). Main modern sense attested by 1791.