from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having one or more pistils.
- adj. Having pistils but no stamens: pistillate flowers.
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- adj. Having pistils
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a pistil or pistils; -- usually said of flowers having pistils but no stamens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having a pistil: noting a plant or flower provided with a pistil, and most properly said of one having pistils only. See cuts under Abietineæ, breadfruit, and croton.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. bearing or consisting of carpels
- adj. having gynoecia, or pistils, the ovule-bearing organ of a seed plant
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The little flowers that grow out of the cyathium are called pistillate flowers.
Unlike most modern grapes it is a pistillate female and so needs to be planted next to male vines from a close sibling variety to achieve pollination.
He has an elogated knob, a staminate blossom, in the center which produces the pollen to fertilize the female or pistillate blossom below.
I have nearly one hundred experimental European filberts, mostly of wild varieties, of which about a dozen are hardy both in pistillate and staminate bloom, even in our most severe winters, although of this dozen only about two or three have nuts which could possibly be considered commercial.
Lancaster, very large, very vigorous tree, precocious, prolific, quality of nuts good but not best; staminate blossoms early, pistillate late.
Several growers have noted that their trees began to bear pistillate flowers within a few years after planting but set no nuts.
They are all healthy and vigorous, and several bore pistillate flowers in 1942.
Our breeding work with chestnuts began as far back as 1894 when pistillate blooms of the Paragon variety, then a novelty just coming into use, were dusted with pollen from a native sweet chestnut bearing good-sized nuts.
Examine the leafless limbs, notice the beautiful staminate blossoms, notice back of the falling leaves the life, the thrifty little bud, a sure and positive promise of a coming spring with the early pistillate hazel blossoms, a great consolation and a great source of pleasure and enjoyment to all.
MR. WARD: We have tried that both ways, and going back, Mr. Stoke, again to the lack of pollination, it seems like both the pistillate and staminate flowers are there, but they just don't set a crop of fruit.
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