Part of speech: noun

The seed bearing organ of a flowering plant.

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Usage examples "pistil":

  1. That part of the pistil which connects the ovary with the stigma. - "Seasoning of Wood", Joseph B. Wagner.
  2. Any difference in the position of the pistil, or in the size and color of the stamens, in individuals of the same species grown together, was of keen interest to him. - "The Last Harvest", John Burroughs.
  3. As both male and female elements are usually in one flower, it may fertilise itself, the pollen falling directly on the pistil. - "The Story of Evolution", Joseph McCabe.