the part of a stamen that produces and releases the pollen
Origin of antherFrench anthère ; from Modern Latin anthera (in L, medicine composed of flowers) ; from Classical Greek anth?ros, blooming ; from Indo-European an unverified form andher-, a sprout, stalk ; from base an unverified form andh-: see antho-
The pollen-bearing part of a stamen.
Origin of antherMedieval Latin anthēra, pollen, from Latin, a medicine extracted from flowers, from Greek, from feminine of anthēros, flowery, from anthos, flower.
pollen-laden anthers of a lily flower
From French anthère, from Ancient Greek ἀνθηρός (antheros, “flowery, blooming”), from ἄνθος (ánthos, “flower”).