pistillate

[pis-tl-it, -eyt]

Origin of pistillate

First recorded in 1820–30; pistil + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for pistillate

pistillate

adjective (of plants)
  1. having pistils but no anthers
  2. having or producing pistils
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pistillate in Science

pistillate

[pĭstə-lāt′]
  1. Having pistils but no stamens. Female flowers are pistillate.
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