noun sta·men \ˈstā-mən\

botany : the part of a flower that produces pollen

plural stamens also sta·mi·na \ˈstā-mə-nə, ˈsta-\

Full Definition of STAMEN

:  a microsporophyll of a seed plant; specifically :  the pollen-producing male organ of a flower that consists of an anther and a filament — see flower illustration

Origin of STAMEN

Latin, warp, thread, from stare to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 1668

Rhymes with STAMEN


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