Definition for STA'MEN

STA'MEN, n. [plur. Stamens or Stamina. L. This word belongs to the root of sto, stabilis, or of stage.]

  1. In a general sense, usually in the plural, the fixed, firm part of a body, which supports it or gives it its strength and solidity. Thus we say, the bones are the stamina of animal bodies; the ligneous parts of trees are the stamina which constitute their strength. Hence,
  2. Whatever, constitutes the principal strength or support of any thing; as, the stamina of a constitution or of life; the stamina of a state.
  3. In botany, an organ of flowers for the preparation of the Pollen or fecundating dust. It consists of the filament and the anther. It is considered as the male organ of fructification. – Martyn.

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