carpellary flower

  • 1carpellary — carpel ► NOUN Botany ▪ the female reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of an ovary, a stigma, and usually a style. DERIVATIVES carpellary adjective. ORIGIN Greek karpos fruit …

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  • 2carpel — carpellary /kahr peuh ler ee/, adj. /kahr peuhl/, n. Bot. a simple pistil, or a single member of a compound pistil. [1810 20; < NL carpellum, equiv. to Gk karp(ós) fruit + L ellum dim. suffix] * * * One of the leaflike, seed bearing structures&#8230; …

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  • 3carpel — noun Etymology: New Latin carpellum, from Greek karpos fruit Date: 1835 one of the ovule bearing structures in an angiosperm that comprises the innermost whorl of a flower compare pistil • carpellary adjective • carpellate adjective …

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  • 4carpel — [ kα:p(ə)l] noun Botany the female reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of an ovary, a stigma, and usually a style. Derivatives carpellary kα:pəl(ə)ri adjective Origin C19: from Fr. carpelle or mod. L. carpellum, from Gk karpos fruit …

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  • 5carpel — ► NOUN Botany ▪ the female reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of an ovary, a stigma, and usually a style. DERIVATIVES carpellary adjective. ORIGIN Greek karpos fruit …

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  • 6carpel — n. Bot. the female reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a stigma, style, and ovary. Derivatives: carpellary adj. Etymology: F carpelle or mod.L carpellum f. Gk karpos fruit …

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