Definitions

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

  • n. A sterile stamen, sometimes resembling a petal, as in the canna.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A staminodium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as 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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