[pis-tuh-reen] /ˌpɪs təˈrin/
of little value or worth.
a Spanish coin, used in the US and the West Indies until the 18th century
[peest] /pist/ noun 1. a track or trail, as a downhill ski run or a spoor made by a wild animal. 2. (in fencing) a regulation-size strip, usually 2 meters wide and 14 meters long, on which fencers compete. /piːst/ noun 1. a trail, slope, or course for skiing 2. a rectangular area for fencing […]
[pis-tl] /ˈpɪs tl/ noun, Botany. 1. the ovule-bearing or seed-bearing female organ of a flower, consisting when complete of ovary, style, and stigma. 2. such organs collectively, where there are more than one in a flower. 3. a gynoecium. /ˈpɪstɪl/ noun 1. the female reproductive part of a flower, consisting of one or more separate […]
[pis-tl-it, -eyt] /ˈpɪs tl ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ adjective, Botany. 1. having a or . 2. having a or but no stamens. /ˈpɪstɪlɪt; -ˌleɪt/ adjective (of plants) 1. having pistils but no anthers 2. having or producing pistils pistillate (pĭs’tə-lāt’) Having pistils but no stamens. Female flowers are pistillate.
n. “letter,” Old English pistol, a shortening of epistol, from Latin epistola (see epistle).