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[ stam-uh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈstæm ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /

adjective Botany.

having a stamen or stamens.
having stamens but no pistils.

Nearby words

stamford bridge, stamin, stamin-, stamina, staminal, staminate, stamini-, staminiferous, staminode, staminodium, staminody

Origin of staminate

First recorded in 1835–45; stamin- + -ate1
Related formsmul·ti·stam·i·nate, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for staminate


/ (ˈstæmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt) /


(of plants) having stamens, esp having stamens but no carpels; male

Word Origin for staminate

C19: from Latin stāminātus consisting of threads. See stamen, -ate 1
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Science definitions for staminate


[ stāmə-nĭt ]

Having stamens but no carpels. Male flowers are staminate.
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