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The anthers (the male parts of a flower) are a bluish purple and stand out prominently in the center of each flower.
The pollen-bearing anthers extend beyond the mouth of the flower, and are usually purple while the pollen is light yellow.
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Origin and Etymology of anther
New Latin anthera, from Latin, medicine made from flowers, from Greek anthēra, from feminine of anthēros flowery, from anthos
First Known Use: 1783See Words from the same year
ANTHER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anther for English Language Learners
: the part of a flower that contains pollen
ANTHER Defined for Kids
Definition of anther for Students
: the enlargement at the tip of a flower's stamen that contains pollen
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