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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 ?
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.
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.
The segments of the perianth also closed on the pistil, but more slowly than the stamens.
A single yellow pistil rises from deep within the heart of each trumpet- like blossom, whiter even than snow.
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The plant produces a minute flower fully equipped with one stamen and one pistil.
tetraploids, the pistil is still functional in the incompatibility
The pollen tube journey in the pistil and imaging the in vivo process by two-photon microscopy, Journal of experimental botany, 61: 1907-1915.
With each press the delicate satin- lacquered titanium petal -- sometimes a pair of petals -- around the central yellow sapphire pistil subtly disappear under the dial, as if they had just been plucked out by an invisible Robb Report is considered the world's final word on luxury.
The Swag Bag includes a Pistil Designs Scarf, Darn Tough Socks, KAVU Koozie, KAVU Decals and an Icebug Tote.
The minute flowers constituting spikes show pistil and stamen of yellow and purple colours that turn into tiny rounded black seeds when mature.