noun pis·til \ˈpis-təl\

botany : the long central part of a flower that extends from the ovary

Full Definition of PISTIL

:  a single carpel or group of fused carpels usually differentiated into an ovary, style, and stigma — see flower illustration

Origin of PISTIL

New Latin pistillum, from Latin, pestle — more at pestle
First Known Use: circa 1741

Rhymes with PISTIL


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