staminate

adjective

sta·​mi·​nate ˈstā-mə-nət How to pronounce staminate (audio)
ˈsta-,
-ˌnāt
1
: having or producing stamens
2
of a diclinous flower : having stamens but no pistils

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of staminate was circa 1850

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“Staminate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staminate. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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staminate

adjective
sta·​mi·​nate ˈstā-mə-nət How to pronounce staminate (audio)
ˈstam-ə-,
-ˌnāt
: having stamens
especially : having stamens but no pistils
staminate flowers
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