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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stamen  \Sta"men\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Stamens}(used  only  in  the  second 
  sense);  L.  {Stamina}(in  the  first  sense).  [L.  stamen  the 
  warp,  a  thread,  fiber,  akin  to  Gr  ?  the  warp,  fr  ?  to 
  stand  akin  to  E.  stand  See  {Stand},  and  cf  {Stamin}, 
  1.  A  thread;  especially,  a  warp  thread. 
  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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