- the pistil or pistils of a flower; the female parts.
Origin of gynoecium
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In these days women should be educated for the salon as they once were for the gynoecium.The Marriage Contract
Honore de Balzac
In this case it is the gynoecium which has an additional number of parts.
This arrangement is known as hypogynous, the other series (calyx, corolla and stamens) being beneath (hypo-) the gynoecium.
gynaeceum, gynaecium or esp US gynecium
- the carpels of a flowering plant collectively
Word Origin for gynoecium
- The female reproductive organs of a flower considered as a group; the pistil or pistils. Compare androecium.