- carpe diem,
- carpentaria, gulf of,
Origin of carpel
Examples from the Web for carpel
Mericarp, one carpel of the fruit of an Umbelliferous plant, 121.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
We must therefore regard the flower of the grass as typically composed of one carpel and three stamens, with no perianth whatever.Grasses|H. Marshall Ward
Roeper has also mentioned a balsam with a supernumerary stamen occupying exactly the position of a carpel.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
Each13 ovary contains only one ovule, and when the seed ripens, the carpel does not open to discharge it, but drops with the seed.Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
A dry dehiscent fruit composed of more than one carpel; the spore-case of Hepatic, etc.
Word Origin for carpel
1835, from Modern Latin carpellum (1817 in French), a diminutive form from Greek karpos "fruit" (also "returns, profit"), literally "that which is plucked," from PIE root *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest" (see harvest (n.)).