American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of the structural units of a pistil, representing a modified, ovule-bearing leaf.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a simple pistil, or one of the several members composing a compound pistil or fruit. In its most general sense it is that organ of a plant which bears ovules. A carpel is regarded as a modified leaf; hence the term carpophyl, which has been proposed as a substitute. Also called
- n. One of the individual female reproductive organs in a flower. A carpel is composed of an ovary, a style, and a stigma, although some flowers have carpels without a distinct style. In origin, carpels are leaves (megasporophylls) that have evolved to enclose the ovules. The term pistil is sometimes used to refer to a single carpel or to several carpels fused together.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A simple pistil or single-celled ovary or seed vessel, or one of the parts of a compound pistil, ovary, or seed vessel. See
- n. a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil
- New Latin carpellum, from Greek karpos, fruit; see kerp- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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