pistillate

adjective

pis·​til·​late ˈpi-stə-ˌlāt How to pronounce pistillate (audio)
: having pistils
specifically : having pistils but no stamens

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pistillate was circa 1828

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“Pistillate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistillate. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

pistillate

adjective
pis·​til·​late ˈpis-tə-ˌlāt How to pronounce pistillate (audio)
: having pistils
especially : having pistils but no stamens
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