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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma.

Usage examples (36)
  • We will leave it there for a time, and examine the body called the pistil, to which the knob belongs.
  • Surrounding the pistil are the stamens, few or many, the anther at the extremity containing the powdery pollen.
  • The female organ is called the pistil, and it has a sticky part on the end to receive pollen called the stigma.
  • The pistil is the same as the stamina, only that it extends to a greater length: the stamina and pistil are shaded very light scarlet. for more
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