- The stamen is the male reproductive organ of a flower.
The pollen-containing organ in a rose is an example of a stamen.
nounpl. stamens or stamina
a pollen-bearing organ in a flower, made up of a slender stalk (filament) and a pollen sac (anther); microsporophyll of a flowering plant
Origin of stamenModern Latin ; from Classical Latin thread, origin, originally , warp (in an upright loom), akin to Classical Greek stēmōn ; from Indo-European an unverified form stamen-, a standing ; from base an unverified form sta-, stand
nounpl. sta·mens or sta·mi·na
The pollen-producing reproductive organ of a flower, usually consisting of a filament and an anther.
Origin of stamenLatin stāmen, thread; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
(plural stamens or stamina)
From Latin stamen.