adjective Botany.

having carpels.

Nearby words

  1. carpe diem,
  2. carpeaux,
  3. carpectomy,
  4. carpel,
  5. carpellary,
  6. carpentaria,
  7. carpentaria, gulf of,
  8. carpenter,
  9. carpenter ant,
  10. carpenter bee

Origin of carpellate

< New Latin carpellatus. See carpel, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for carpellate


[kärpə-lāt′, -lĭt]

Having carpels but no stamens. Female flowers are carpellate.
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