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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The pistil of a plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The pistil of a plant.
  • n. A kind of pencil or style used with the tablets of the Middle Ages.
  • n. See Poyntel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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

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