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Female flowers have well-developed, three-lobed pistils; male blossoms are larger and longer than female flowers.
What moves at the center of their gas hearts, delicate as a pistil?
There are a few excellent prints here of Mr. Araki’s densely colored floral photographs — which, in contrast to Robert Mapplethorpe’s elegant still lifes of tulips and calla lilies, take a licentious up-close view of pistils and stamens.
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PISTIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pistil for English Language Learners
botany : the long central part of a flower that extends from the ovary
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