pistil

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French pistil. Doublet of pestle.

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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪstəl

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pistil (plural pistils)

  1. (botany) A discrete organ in the center of a flower capable of receiving pollen and producing a fruit, it is divided into an ovary, style and stigma. [from 18th c.]
    • Some plant species have more than one pistil per flower.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pistillum.

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Noun[edit]

pistil m (plural pistils)

  1. pistil
  2. stamen

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