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pistillate

[ pis-tl-it, -eyt ]
/ ˈpɪs tl ɪt, -ˌeɪt /
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adjective Botany.
having a pistil or pistils.
having a pistil or pistils but no stamens.
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Origin of pistillate

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

pistillate
/ (ˈpɪstɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

adjective (of plants)
having pistils but no anthers
having or producing pistils
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Scientific definitions for pistillate

pistillate
[ pĭstə-lāt′ ]

Having pistils but no stamens. Female flowers are pistillate.
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