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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pistel  \Pis"tel\,  Pistil  \Pis"til\,  n. 
  An  epistle.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pistil  \Pis"til\,  n.  [L.  pistillum  pistillus  a  pestle:  cf  F. 
  pistil.  See  {Pestle}.]  (Bot.) 
  The  seed-bearing  organ  of  a  flower.  It  consists  of  an  ovary, 
  containing  the  ovules  or  rudimentary  seeds,  and  a  stigma, 
  which  is  commonly  raised  on  an  elongated  portion  called  a 
  style.  When  composed  of  one  carpel  a  pistil  is  simple;  when 
  composed  of  several,  it  is  compound.  See  Illust.  of  {Flower}, 
  and  {Ovary}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  female  ovule-bearing  part  of  a  flower  composed  of  ovary 
  and  style  and  stigma  [syn:  {gynoecium}] 

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