Origin of pistil
Examples from the Web for pistil
On the other hand, the seed-bearing structures are collected together into a sort of pistil.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
In Tropæolum majus a similar elevation of the pistil may occasionally be seen.
Colour the pistil and stamina pale pink: darken the end of the pistil to a deep crimson.The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling|Emma Peachey
The pistil in this case was transformed into several small leaves.
Examine flowers of different ages and trace the change from the minute pistil to the pod.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study|Ontario Ministry of Education
British Dictionary definitions for pistil
Word Origin for pistil
Word Origin and History for pistil
"female organ of a flower," 1718, from French pistil, from Modern Latin pistillum "a pistil," so called from resemblance to a pestle, from Latin pistillum "pestle" (see pestle). Related: Pistillary; pistillaceous; pistillate; pistilline.