Definition of anther in English:

anther

noun

Botany
  • The part of a stamen that contains the pollen.

    • ‘For estimation of pollen production, two anthers from each flower bud were examined.’
    • ‘When taking nectar, hummingbirds contacted anthers, receiving pollen on their bill.’
    • ‘Fresh pollen was collected from anthers on plants by gently tapping the stems of plants while holding a collecting tray below the tassels.’
    • ‘They eat exposed pollen on the anthers, while other pollen grains adhere to their legs.’
    • ‘There are usually about 20 stamens, with anthers that range from pink to burgundy in color.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from French anthère or modern Latin anthera, from Greek anthēra ‘flowery’, from anthos ‘flower’.

Pronunciation

anther

/ˈanTHər//ˈænθər/