Definition of stamen in English:

stamen

Line breaks: sta¦men
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪmən
 
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noun

Botany
  • The male fertilizing organ of a flower, typically consisting of a pollen-containing anther and a filament.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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