Recent Examples of stamen from the Web
Etoile Violette’, sporting masses of nodding, dark-purple single flowers centered with cream stamens; ‘Venosa Violacea’, with vivid violet, white-striped flowers; and ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’, with elegant double, rosy-red flowers.
The red bristles that give the bottlebrush its popular name are actually the stamens.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stamen.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
STAMEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stamen for English Language Learners
botany : the part of a flower that produces pollen
STAMEN Defined for Kids
Definition of stamen for Students
: the part of a flower that produces pollen and is made up of an anther and a filament
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up stamen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).