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



BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpl//
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the part of a plant in which seeds are produced Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French carpelle or modern Latin carpellum, from Greek karpos ‘fruit’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carpel