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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An"ther
That part of the stamen containing the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for the impregnation of the ovary.

Etymology: F. anthère, L. anthera a medicine composed of flowers, fr. Gr. � flowery, fr. 'anqei^n to bloom, 'a`nqos flower

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  1. The part of the stamen that contains pollen; usually borne on a stalk

From French anthère, from Ancient Greek ἀνθηρός (anthērós, “flowery, blooming”), from ἄνθος (ánthos, “flower”).

  1. (botany) The pollen-bearing part of the stamen of a flower.

Fun Facts about the name Anther

  • When was the first name Anther first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Anther is Thursday, July 4th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Anther? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Anther. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Anther: Your name in reverse order is Rehtna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rneaht. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Anther born Jan 11, 1927

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.