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pis·til

 (pĭs′təl)
n.
The female, ovule-bearing organ of a flower, including the stigma, style, and ovary.

[French, from New Latin pistillum, from Latin, pestle (from its shape).]

pistil

(ˈpɪstɪl)
n
(Botany) botany the female reproductive part of a flower, consisting of one or more separate or fused carpels; gynoecium
[C18: from Latin pistillum pestle]

pis•til

(ˈpɪs tl)

n.
the seed-bearing organ of a flower, consisting when complete of ovary, style, and stigma..
[1570–80; < New Latin pistillum; Latin: pestle]

pis·til

(pĭs′təl)
The female reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of the ovary, style, and stigma. See more at flower.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pistil - the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigmapistil - the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
simple pistil - consists of one carpel
compound pistil - consists of two or more fused carpels
pistillode - a sterile vestigial pistil remaining in a staminate flower
style - (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
carpel - a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil
Translations

pistil

[ˈpɪstɪl] Npistilo m

pistil

nStempel m, → Pistill nt (spec)
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Those flowers, also, which had their stamens and pistils placed, in relation to the size and habits of the particular insects which visited them, so as to favour in any degree the transportal of their pollen from flower to flower, would likewise be favoured or selected.
No naturalist doubts the advantage of what has been called the 'physiological division of labour;' hence we may believe that it would be advantageous to a plant to produce stamens alone in one flower or on one whole plant, and pistils alone in another flower or on another plant.
A botanist notices that the bee flying with the pollen of a male flower to a pistil fertilizes the latter, and sees in this the purpose of the bee's existence.
The segments of the perianth also closed on the pistil, but more slowly than the stamens.
Or another example from the next poem, "Wind": "an arm a face a forest / of dandelion pistils in the eyes.
Murderess gorillas mustard fuhrer; chute pistils, canons; wheeled axis; serge; sleigh heeling piece; pray awn holey fryers; reck Seine scents.
On the back of each image, she recorded the day, month, year, and the source of the specimen and, where there were many pistils and stamens depicted, she would also record the number of each on the back.
Pistils granite (159 pcs) protruding above the ground 10-20 cm.
After completing a science lesson wherein we observed and discussed flowers in a scientific manner, labeling the leaves, stems, pistils, stamens and more, we were ready to draw them.
Pollinating insects like bees carry the male pollen to receptive pistils to achieve fertilization and fruiting.
The sole naturalistic colors in the work are the solar yellow of the pistils and a hint of purple in the outline of the.
While these forms could be read as pistils and stamens, the artist is wary of becoming too literal.