the male reproductive organ of a flower
- A thread specifically a warp bond
- A thread; specially, a warp thread.
- a man organ of plants for secreting and decorating the pollen or fecundating dirt. It is comprised of the anther and filament.
"pollen-bearing organ of a flower," 1660s, from Modern Latin (1625, Spigelus), from Latin stamen "stamen" (Pliny), actually "foundation in weaving, bond of the warp" inside upright loom (about look "to stand"), from PIE *sta-men- (cognates: Greek stemon "warp," in addition utilized by Hesychius for a few section of a plant, Gothic stoma, Sanskrit sthaman "place," in addition "strength"), from root *sta- "to face" (see stet). The usual English plural is stamens because of the special use of the traditional plural, stamina.
Similarly in the sporophylls of some cycads the bundles are endarch near the base and mesarch near the distal end of the stamen or carpel.