stamen

[ stey-muh n ]
/ ˈsteɪ mən /

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.

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
Related formssta·mened, 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 Formsstaminal (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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Word Origin and History for stamen

stamen


n.

"pollen-bearing organ of a flower," 1660s, from Modern Latin (1625, Spigelus), from Latin stamen "stamen" (Pliny), literally "thread of the warp" in the upright loom (related to stare "to stand"), from PIE *sta-men- (cf. Greek stemon "warp," also used by Hesychius for some part of a plant, Gothic stoma, Sanskrit sthaman "place," also "strength"), from root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).

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Science 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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Culture definitions for stamen

stamen

[ (stay-muhn) ]

The organ of a flower on which the pollen grows.

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