from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, composed of two or many carpels. Compare
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Composed of several or numerous carpels; -- said of such fruits as the orange.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective botany Composed of several or numerous
carpels; -- said of such fruits as the orange.
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Cramer, 'Bildungsabweich,' p. 99, reference to several leguminous plants with polycarpellary pistils.
Marchand  mentions a polycarpellary berberid (_Epimedium