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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)
References in classic literature ?
Some holly-trees bear only male flowers, which have four stamens producing rather a small quantity of pollen, and a rudimentary pistil; other holly-trees bear only female flowers; these have a full-sized pistil, and four stamens with shrivelled anthers, in which not a grain of pollen can be detected.
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.
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.
As most plants had more than one stamen and one pistil, it followed that many were not lawfully wedded:
The flowers were not being pollinated, and it was later discovered that in vanilla orchids there is a tough membrane separating the female pistil and the male stamen; pollinating mechanisms like wind were not strong enough to push the pollen through that membrane.
Companies were given questionnaires, which have a staggering 22 questions concerning the botanical history of every single variety: type of flower fascicle, position of peduncle detachment, depression of the peduncle, size of pistil attachment, etc.
perfect flower A flower that has both pistil and stamens.
In addition, brilliantly faceted petals reflect the jonquil stone on the pistil, while tiny clear stones at the top of the jonquil stone produce a sparkling effect.
For 20 minutes, the huge crowd that gathered around the church enjoyed color-changing "kiku," or chrysanthemum, the "botan," or peony, with double pistil -- and the shape of a "b" for Brussels.
The basic unit of construction of a pistil is the carpel, which is a modified seed-bearing leaf.
Male flowers produce six stamens and a nonfunctioning, undeveloped pistil, and hermaphroditic flowers produce six stamens and a pistil with a superior ovary extended on a gynophore.