stamen

[stey-muhn]
noun, plural stamens, stamina [stam-uh-nuh] . Botany.
the pollen-bearing organ of a flower, consisting of the filament and the anther.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin stāmen warp in upright loom, thread, filament, equivalent to stā(re) to stand + -men noun suffix; akin to Greek stḗmōn warp, Sanskrit sthāman place

stamened, adjective
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stamen (ˈsteɪmɛn)
 
n , pl stamens, stamina
the male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a stalk (filament) bearing an anther in which pollen is produced
 
[C17: from Latin: the warp in an upright loom, from stāre to stand]
 
staminal
 
adj
 
staminiferous
 
adj

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stamen
"pollen-bearing organ of a flower," 1668, from Mod.L. (1625, Spigelus), from L. stamen "stamen" (Pliny), lit. "thread of the warp" in the upright loom (related to stare "to stand"), from PIE *sta-men- (cf. Gk. stemon "warp," also used by Hesychius for some part of a plant, Goth. stoma, Skt. sthaman
"place," also "strength"), from base *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
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stamen  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (stā'mən)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural stamens or stamina (stā'mə-nə, stām'ə-)
The male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a filament and a pollen-bearing anther at its tip. See more at anther, flower.

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stamen [(stay-muhn)]

The organ of a flower on which the pollen grows.

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Example sentences
Beardtongues get their name from the single sterile stamen that bears a tuft of hairs.
Beardtongues are so called because they have a single sterile stamen that bears a tuft of hairs.
Connective the part of the stamen joining the anther cells.
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