- the pollen-bearing organ of a flower, consisting of the filament and the anther.
Origin of stamen
Related Words for stamencord, wire, string, yarn, wool, filament, silk, strand, cotton, ligature, twine, warp, staple, pile, ravel, stamen, weft, lint, lisle
Examples from the Web for stamen
Historical Examples of stamen
Why the notches of a fern leaf or the stamen of a water lily?The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
Pollen: the powdery substance borne by the stamen of the flower.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
Well, then, does every male animal have a stamen and every female an ovary?
But, mamma, I thought that all living beings were obliged to have a stamen or an ovary!
Sometimes the stamen has no filament, and the anther is then said to be sessile.Field and Woodland Plants
William S. Furneaux
- the male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a stalk (filament) bearing an anther in which pollen is produced
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).
- The male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a filament and a pollen-bearing anther at its tip. See more at anther flower.