Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A king-post.
  • noun Same as pointel
  • noun Same as pointel, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The pistil of a plant.
  • noun A kind of pencil or style used with the tablets of the Middle Ages.
  • noun (Arch.), Obs. or R. See Poyntel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany The pistil of a plant.

Etymologies

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From point: compare French pointal ("an upright wooden prop"), Old French pointille ("a prick or prickle").

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