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The male fertilizing organ of a flower, typically consisting of a pollen-containing anther and a filament.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Artificial pollination was effected by brushing the recipient flower stigmas with stamens from the pollen donors.’
- ‘Instead of leaves, a floral meristem gives rise in sequence to sepals, petals, stamens, and carpels.’
- ‘Unisexual flowers with three white petals produce numerous stamens or carpels and both present floral nectar.’
- ‘There were ten functional stamens in each flower collected.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin, literally warp in an upright loom, thread.
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