Meaning of stamen in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsteɪmən/

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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘What probably happened is that a light frost killed the pollen in the male stamen at a temperature just below freezing, but leaving the female receptive.’
    • ‘There were ten functional stamens in each flower collected.’


Mid 17th century from Latin, literally ‘warp in an upright loom, thread’.