noun, plural sta·mens, stam·i·na [stam-uh-nuh] /ˈstæm ə nə/. Botany.
Origin of stamen
Examples from the Web for stamen
It was well known unofficially that he kept an underground factory busy extracting a drug from the stamen of the swamp-orchid.The Wealth of Echindul|Noel Miller Loomis
Examples of this are furnished by the cardiac muscle of the animal, the pulvinus of Mimosa, and the stamen of Berberis.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Anther, an′thėr, n. the top of the stamen in a flower which contains the pollen or fertilising dust.
It was bestowed upon this genus because the fifth stamen is present, though sterile.
The fifth stamen looks like a very cunning little golden hearth-brush.
British Dictionary definitions for stamen
noun plural stamens or stamina (ˈstæmɪnə)
Word Origin for stamen
Word Origin and History for stamen
"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).