Stamen definition

stāmən
The pollen-producing reproductive organ of a flower, usually consisting of a filament and an anther.
noun
4
4
A pollen-bearing organ in a flower, made up of a slender stalk (filament) and a pollen sac (anther); microsporophyll of a flowering plant.
noun
2
2
The stamen is the male reproductive organ of a flower.

The pollen-containing organ in a rose is an example of a stamen.

noun
1
1
(botany) In flowering plants, the structure in a flower that produces pollen, typically consisting of an anther and a filament.
noun
1
1
The male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a filament and a pollen-bearing anther at its tip.
1
2
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
stamen
Plural:
stamens

Origin of stamen

  • Latin stāmen thread stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin stamen.

    From Wiktionary