What does the word stigma mean?

Usage examples for stigma

  1. There is no compulsion to stay, no stigma on going. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  2. The mail contract might be won a thousand times over, but there ever would rest the stigma that he had received a telegram which should have been plain to him, and that he had failed to carry out its hidden orders. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  3. The fertilisation is legitimate if pollen from the long- styled flowers reaches the stigma of the short- styled form or if pollen of the short- styled flowers is brought to the stigma of the long- styled flower, that is the organs of the same length of the two different kinds of flower react on one another. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others