[ stey-muhn ]
/ 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.
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Origin of stamen
1640–50; <Latin stāmen
warp in upright loom, thread, filament, equivalent to stā
) to stand
noun suffix; akin to Greek stḗmōn
warp, Sanskrit sthāman
OTHER WORDS FROM stamenstamened, adjective
Words nearby stamen
, stamen blight
, Stamford Bridge
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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 stamenstaminal (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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Plural stamens stamina (stā′mə-nə, stăm′ə-)
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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The organ of a flower on which the pollen grows.
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