pistillate definition

  • adjective:
    • Having several pistils.
    • Having pistils but no stamens: pistillate blossoms.
    • Having pistils
    • Having a pistil or pistils; -- usually said of blossoms having pistils but no stamens.
    • bearing or comprising carpels
    • having gynoecia, or pistils, the ovule-bearing organ of a seed plant
  • others:
    • In botany, having a pistil: noting a plant or flower provided with a pistil, and most properly said of one having pistils only. See cuts under Abietine√¶, breadfruit, and croton.

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