from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The pollen-bearing part of the stamen.
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- n. The pollen-bearing part of the stamen of a flower.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of the stamen containing the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for the impregnation of the ovary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the essential polliniferous part of a stamen, generally raised upon the extremity of a filament.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the part of the stamen that contains pollen; usually borne on a stalk
He said well son (I was two years younger but every one was son to him) he looks a little bettern me,. .he took a pull on his ber and said "but damn sure he gonna think twice about winnin anther fight with me".
It is from the same root as the word anther, a part of the flower petal.
Maybe if enough of us keep this going on bring Men in Trees back I think the idea of anther network picking it up is a great idea.
On its under surface delicate root hairs grow to give it stability and nutriment; also two sorts of reproductive organs known as antherídia and archegònia, the male and female growths analogous to the stamens and pistils in flowers.
In some Petunias the filaments are unchanged, but in place of the anther is a small lamina, representing precisely the blade of an ordinary leaf.
Surrounding the pistil are six stamens, each having a slender stem or filament and terminating in a little box; this box is called the anther and is filled with flower-dust or pollen.
The anther is a little box like the ovary, and the pollen grain grows from the inside of it, being at first a part of it and nourished by the same sap.
The two that are left have a very strange shape, for the stalk or filament of the stamen is very short, while the anther, which is in most flowers two little bags stuck together, has here grown out into a long thread, with a little dust-bag at one end only.
The stamen is composed of a stem, or filament, at the summit of which are placed two little sacs, called the anther, containing a fine, microscopic dust, the pollen, which contains the male reproductive element of the flower.
The column is here quite elongated, forked at the tip, the space between the forks occupied by the anther, which is hinged to the upper division.