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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Stigma


STIGMA, noun [Latin , Gr., to prick or stick.]

1. A brand; a mark made with a burning iron.

2. Any mark of infamy; any reproachful conduct which stains the purity or darkens the luster of reputation.

3. In botany, the top of the pistil, which is moist and pubescent to detain and burst the pollen or prolific powder.