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 for stamens
Thus flowers have no petals, decorating themselves instead with the many showy stamens.
The stamens are present in bundles in two whorls, while the staminal column lacks lobes.
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