stamen

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noun sta·men \ˈstā-mən\

Definition of stamen

plural

stamens

also

stamina

play \ˈstā-mə-nə, ˈsta-\
  1. :  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 and Etymology of stamen

Latin, warp, thread, from stare to stand — more at stand


First Known Use: 1668


STAMEN Defined for English Language Learners

stamen

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noun sta·men \ˈstā-mən\

Definition of stamen for English Language Learners

  • botany : the part of a flower that produces pollen


STAMEN Defined for Kids

stamen

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noun sta·men \ˈstā-mən\

Definition of stamen for Students

  1. :  the part of a flower that produces pollen and is made up of an anther and a filament



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