Staminate
Staminate Stam"i*nate (-n[asl]t), a. [L. staminatus consisting of threads, fr. stamen thread: cf. F. stamin['e].] (Bot.) (a) Furnished with stamens; producing stamens. (b) Having stamens, but lacking pistils. [1913 Webster]

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  • Staminate — Stam i*nate ( n[=a]t), v. t. To indue with stamina. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staminate — [stam′ənit, stamənāt΄, stā′mənit, stā′mənāt΄] adj. [ModL staminatus < L, consisting of threads] 1. bearing stamens but no pistils, as male flowers do 2. having or bearing a stamen or stamens …   English World dictionary

  • staminate — adjective Date: circa 1850 1. having or producing stamens 2. of a diclinous flower having stamens but no pistils …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • staminate — /stam euh nit, nayt /, adj. Bot. 1. having a stamen or stamens. 2. having stamens but no pistils. See illus. under monoecious. [1835 45; STAMIN + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • staminate — adjective Having stamens, but (typically) no pistils. Ant: pistillate …   Wiktionary

  • staminate — adj. having stamens (about flowers) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • staminate — [ stamɪnət] adjective Botany having stamens but no pistils. Compare with pistillate …   English new terms dictionary

  • staminate — stam·i·nate …   English syllables

  • staminate — stam•i•nate [[t]ˈstæm ə nɪt, ˌneɪt[/t]] adj. 1) bot having a stamen or stamens 2) bot having stamens but no pistils • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • staminate — /ˈstæmənət/ (say stamuhnuht), / neɪt/ (say nayt) adjective 1. having a stamen or stamens. 2. having stamens but no pistils …   Australian English dictionary

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