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Definition of pistil noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pistil

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɪstɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪstɪl//
 
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the female organs of a flower, which receive the pollen and produce seeds Word Origin early 18th cent.: from French pistile or Latin pistillum ‘pestle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pistil