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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