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[stey-muh n]
noun, plural Stay·mans.
  1. a variety of apple grown chiefly in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
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Historical Examples of stayman

  • It was introduced, probably about 1887, by Stayman & Black of Leavenworth.

    The Grapes of New York

    U. P. Hedrick

  • It was introduced in 1887 by Stayman & Black of Leavenworth.

  • It was introduced by Stayman & Black in 1891 but has not been widely grown.

  • Dr. Stayman was a man of great originality and had varied interests.

  • The variety was introduced about twenty-five years ago by Stayman & Black.

British Dictionary definitions for stayman


  1. (in contract bridge) a conventional response in clubs to a partner's opening no-trump bid, as a request for the partner to show any four-card major
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Word Origin for Stayman

C20: named after Samuel M. Stayman (1909–94), US bridge expert
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