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 for Stamens
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stamen \Sta"men\ (st[=a]"m[e^]n), n.; pl. E. Stamens
     (-m[e^]nz) (used only in the second sense); L. Stamina
     (st[a^]m"[i^]*n[.a]) (in the first sense). [L. stamen the
     warp, a thread, fiber, akin to Gr. sth`mwn the warp, fr.
     'ista`nai to stand, akin to E. stand. See Stand, and cf.
     Stamin, Stamina.]
     1. A thread; especially, a warp thread.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (pl. Stamens, rarely Stamina.) (Bot.) The male organ
        of flowers for secreting and furnishing the pollen or
        fecundating dust. It consists of the anther and filament.
        [1913 Webster]

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