Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sterile stamen, sometimes resembling a petal, as in the flower of a canna.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as staminodium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A staminodium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany An abortive stamen, or any organ modified from an abortive stamen; a staminodium.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin stāminōdium, from Latin stāmen, stāmin-, thread; see stamen.]

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From New Latin stāmenōdium, from New Latin stāmen ("stamen") + Ancient Greek εἶδος ("form, likeness")

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