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stamen

[ stey-muhn ]
/ ˈsteɪ mən /
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noun, plural sta·mens, stam·i·na [stam-uh-nuh]. /ˈstæm ə nə/. Botany.
the pollen-bearing organ of a flower, consisting of the filament and the anther.
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Origin of stamen

1640–50; <Latin stāmen warp in upright loom, thread, filament, equivalent to stā(re) to stand + -men noun suffix; akin to Greek stḗmōn warp, Sanskrit sthāman place

OTHER WORDS FROM stamen

stamened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stamen

stamen
/ (ˈsteɪmɛn) /

noun plural stamens or stamina (ˈstæmɪnə)
the male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a stalk (filament) bearing an anther in which pollen is produced

Derived forms of stamen

staminal (ˈstæmɪnəl), adjectivestaminiferous (ˌstæmɪˈnɪfərəs), adjective

Word Origin for stamen

C17: from Latin: the warp in an upright loom, from stāre to stand
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Scientific definitions for stamen

stamen
[ stāmən ]

Plural stamens stamina (stāmə-nə, stămə-)
The male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a filament and a pollen-bearing anther at its tip. See more at anther flower.
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Cultural definitions for stamen

stamen
[ (stay-muhn) ]

The organ of a flower on which the pollen grows.

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