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staminate

[ stam-uh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈstæm ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /
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adjective Botany.
having a stamen or stamens.
having stamens but no pistils.
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Origin of staminate

First recorded in 1835–45; stamin- + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM staminate

mul·ti·stam·i·nate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for staminate

staminate
/ (ˈstæmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt) /

adjective
(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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Scientific definitions for staminate

staminate
[ stāmə-nĭt ]

Having stamens but no carpels. Male flowers are staminate.
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