Definition of staminate in English:

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staminate

Pronunciation: /ˈstaməˌnāt/

adjective

Botany
(Of a plant or flower) having stamens but no pistils. Compare with pistillate.
Example sentences
  • Males produce only staminate flowers with stamens and no vestigial pistils.
  • In a hermaphroditic plant, flowers are first staminate, then pistillate, and the sexual stages do not overlap within the flower.
  • If nutritional deficiencies lead to increased pistil abortion and formation of staminate flowers, the nutritional deficit might also affect pollen production or pollen quality.

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Syllabification: stam·i·nate

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