from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The pollen-producing reproductive organ of a flower, usually consisting of a filament and an anther.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In flowering plants, the structure in a flower that produces pollen, typically consisting of an anther and a filament.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thread; especially, a warp thread.
  • n. The male organ of flowers for secreting and furnishing the pollen or fecundating dust. It consists of the anther and filament.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The warp in the ancient upright loom at which the weaver stood upright instead of sitting; a thread of the warp; a thread.
  • n. plural The supports or mainstays of a body; the fixed, firm part of a body, which supports it or gives it its strength and solidity: as, the bones are the stamina of animal bodies; the ligneous parts of trees are stamina which constitute their strength.
  • n. Hence [Pl. stamina, now sometimes used as sing.] Whatever constitutes the principal strength or support of anything; power of endurance; staying power; lasting strength or vigor.
  • n. In botany, the male or fertilizing organ of flowering plants.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the male reproductive organ of a flower


Latin stāmen, thread; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin stamen. (Wiktionary)



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