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Meaning of STAMEN

Pronunciation:  'steymun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the male reproductive organ of a flower

STAMEN is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: anther, bloom, blossom, flower, reproductive structure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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},
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.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: One of the male organs of a flower, consisting typically of a stalk (filament) and a pollen-bearing portion (anther).