Stamen

Sta"men

(st"mn), n.;
pl. E. Stamens (-mnz) (used only in the second sense); L. Stamina (stm"*n) (in the first sense).
[L. stamen the warp, a thread, fiber, akin to Gr. sth`mwn the warp, fr. 'ista`nai to stand, akin to E. stand. See Stand, and cf. Stamin, Stamina.] 1. A thread; especially, a warp thread.
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2.

(pl. Stamens, rarely Stamina.)
(Bot.) The male organ of flowers for secreting and furnishing the pollen or fecundating dust. It consists of the anther and filament.
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