[pis-tl] /ˈpɪs tl/
the ovule-bearing or seed-bearing female organ of a flower, consisting when complete of ovary, style, and stigma.
such organs collectively, where there are more than one in a flower.
the female reproductive part of a flower, consisting of one or more separate or fused carpels; gynoecium
“female organ of a flower,” 1718, from French pistil, from Modern Latin pistillum “a pistil,” so called from resemblance to a pestle, from Latin pistillum “pestle” (see pestle). Related: Pistillary; pistillaceous; pistillate; pistilline.
One of the female reproductive organs of a flower, consisting of a single carpel or of several carpels fused together. A flower may have one pistil or more than one, though some flowers lack pistils and bear only the male reproductive organs known as stamens. See more at carpel, flower.
The female part of a plant. In flowering plants, it is at the center of the flower. When fertilized with pollen, the pistil develops into fruit.
[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).
[Sephardic Hebrew peer-ke ah-vawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew pir-key-aw-vohs] /Sephardic Hebrew pirˈkɛ ɑˈvɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpɪr keɪˈɔ voʊs/ noun, Judaism. 1. a treatise of the Mishnah that comprises six chapters and consists chiefly of proverbs, aphorisms, and principles of ethics, law, and religion.
v. c.1500 (implied in pirled) “to twist, wind” (thread, etc.), of unknown origin. Related: Pirling. Pattern Information Retrieval Language. A language for digraph manipulation, embeddable in Fortran or ALGOL, for IBM 7094. [“PIRL – Pattern Information Retrieval Language”, S. Berkowitz, Naval Ship Res Dev Ctr, Wash DC]. (1994-11-29)