Definition of stamen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪmən/


The male fertilizing organ of a flower, typically consisting of a pollen-containing anther and a filament.
Example sentences
  • Artificial pollination was effected by brushing the recipient flower stigmas with stamens from the pollen donors.
  • Unisexual flowers with three white petals produce numerous stamens or carpels and both present floral nectar.
  • Instead of leaves, a floral meristem gives rise in sequence to sepals, petals, stamens, and carpels.


Mid 17th century: from Latin, literally 'warp in an upright loom, thread'.

Words that rhyme with stamen

Bremen, caiman, Damon, Eamon, layman, laymen

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