- designating or pertaining to a plant or its reproductive structure producing or containing microspores.
- (of seed plants) staminate.
Words nearby male
Origin of male
SYNONYMS FOR male
OTHER WORDS FROM malemale·ness, nounan·ti·male, noun, adjectivein·ter·male, adjectivesu·per·male, noun
Examples from the Web for maleness
Goldschmidt watched the crosses which produced seven different grades of maleness in his females.
His manhood, or rather his maleness, rose powerfully in him, in a sort of mastery.Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence
Sex—that is to say, maleness and femaleness—is present from the moment of birth, and in every act or deed of every child.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
Biologists now generally prefer to say that a fertilized egg is "predisposed" to maleness or femaleness, instead of "determined."
Because of their humanness has come all the noble growth of civilization, in spite of their maleness.Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World|Charlotte Perkins Gilman