Pis"tel (?), Pis"til (?), n.

An epistle.

[Obs.]

 

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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.

 

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