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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STAMEN, n. plu. stamens or stamina. [L. This word belong to the root of sto, stabilis, or of stage.]
1. In a general sense, usually in the plural, the fixed, firm part of a body, which supports it or gives it its strength and solidity. Thus we say, the bones are the stamina of animal bodies; the ligneous parts of trees are the stamina which constitute their strength. Hence,
2. Whatever constitutes the principal strength or support of any thing; as the stamina of a constitution or of life; the stamina of a stage.
3. In botany, an organ of flowers for the preparation of the pollen or fecundating dust. It consists of the filament and the anther. It is considered as the male organ of fructification.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the male reproductive organ of a flower

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural stamens; also stamina) Etymology: Latin, warp, thread, from stare to stand more at stand Date: 1668 a microsporophyll of a seed plant; specifically the pollen-producing male organ of a flower that consists of an anther and a filament see flower illustration

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the male fertilizing organ of a flowering plant, including the anther containing pollen. Derivatives: staminiferous adj. Etymology: L stamen staminis warp in an upright loom, thread

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stamen Sta"men, n.; pl. E. Stamens(used only in the second sense); L. Stamina(in the first sense). [L. stamen the warp, a thread, fiber, akin to Gr. ? the warp, fr. ? to stand, akin to E. stand. See Stand, and cf. Stamin, Stamina.] 1. A thread; especially, a warp thread. 2. (pl. Stamens, rarely Stamina.) (Bot.) The male organ of flowers for secreting and furnishing the pollen or fecundating dust. It consists of the anther and filament.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(stamens) The stamens of a flower are the small, delicate stalks which grow at the flower's centre and produce pollen. (TECHNICAL) N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

androecium, anther, calyx, carpel, corolla, corolla tube, corona, epicalyx, gynoecium, megasporophyll, microsporophyll, perianth, petal, pistil, receptacle, stigma, style, torus



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