pistil definition

  • noun:
    • The female, ovule-bearing organ of a flower, like the stigma, design, and ovary.
    • The seed-bearing organ of a flower. It is composed of an ovary, containing the ovules or rudimentary seeds, and a stigma, which can be commonly raised on an elongated portion called a method. When composed of one carpel a pistil is straightforward; when composed of a few, its mixture. See Illust. of flower, and ovary.
    • In botany, the female or seed-bearing organ of a flower.
    • the feminine ovule-bearing element of a flower composed of ovary and magnificence and stigma

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