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Definition of "pistillate" []

  • Having one or more pistils. (adjective)
  • Having pistils but no stamens: pistillate flowers. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pistillate" in a sentence
  • "The little flowers that grow out of the cyathium are called pistillate flowers."
  • "Unlike most modern grapes it is a pistillate female and so needs to be planted next to male vines from a close sibling variety to achieve pollination."
  • "He has an elogated knob, a staminate blossom, in the center which produces the pollen to fertilize the female or pistillate blossom below."
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