Definition of stamen noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsteɪmən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪmən//
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a small thin male part in the middle of a flower that produces pollen and is made up of a stalk supporting an anther. The centre of each flower usually has several stamens. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘warp in an upright loom, thread’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stamen