pistillate
adjective Date: circa 1828 having pistils; specifically having pistils but no stamens

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pistillate — Pis til*late, a. (Bot.) Having a pistil or pistils; usually said of flowers having pistils but no stamens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pistillate — [pis′tə lit, pis′təlāt΄] adj. Bot. having a pistil or pistils; specif., having pistils but no stamens …   English World dictionary

  • pistillate — /pis tl it, ayt /, adj. Bot. 1. having a pistil or pistils. 2. having a pistil or pistils but no stamens. See illus. under monoecious. [1820 30; PISTIL + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pistillate — adjective Having pistils …   Wiktionary

  • pistillate — [ pɪstɪlət] adjective Botany having pistils but no stamens. Compare with staminate …   English new terms dictionary

  • pistillate — pis·til·late …   English syllables

  • pistillate — pis•til•late [[t]ˈpɪs tl ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] adj. 1) bot having a pistil or pistils 2) bot having a pistil or pistils but no stamens • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • pistillate — /ˈpɪstələt/ (say pistuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) adjective Botany 1. having a pistil or pistils. 2. having a pistil or pistils but no stamens …   Australian English dictionary

  • pistillate —    A female flower that has pistils but no stamens …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • pistillate — adj. 1 having pistils. 2 having pistils but no stamens …   Useful english dictionary

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