Definition of pistil in English:

pistil

noun

Botany
  • The female organs of a flower, comprising the stigma, style, and ovary.

    • ‘In addition, there was a negative correlation between the number of stamens and the number of pistils within female flowers.’
    • ‘Five pistils were dissected from flowers and the stigmas and styles were mounted on aluminium stubs using carbon paste.’
    • ‘Silks and glumes were removed from the pistils for separate analyses.’
    • ‘The pistil and the stamen of the flowers are the specialized organs responsible for the reproductive processes.’
    • ‘Most of the flowers have a pistil longer than the anthers.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from French pistile or Latin pistillum pestle.

Pronunciation:

pistil

/ˈpɪstɪl/