- having a stamen or stamens.
- having stamens but no pistils.
Origin of staminate
Examples from the Web for staminate
Historical Examples of staminate
Only some of the trees have fruit, as some have only staminate flowers.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
Staminate flowers not sufficiently developed in the bud to be apparent.The Genus Pinus
George Russell Shaw
In some heads all the flowerets are staminate, in others hermaphrodite.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
Staminate trees apparently do not occur in the United States.
Unisexual, with staminate and pistillate flowers on different individuals.
- (of plants) having stamens, esp having stamens but no carpels; male
Word Origin for staminate
- Having stamens but no carpels. Male flowers are staminate.