Pistillation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pistillation The act of pounding or breaking in a mortar; pestillation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pistillation The act of pounding with a pestle in a mortar.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pistillum, a pestle

Usage

In literature:

I hope that you will make out whether the pistil presents two definite lengths; I shall be astounded if it does.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
And these stamens, and this is the pistil.
"The Social Emergency" by Various
Pistils, more than one and separate.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, May, 1878, No. 7." by Various
On a day in a dry summer Sheremiah's wife Catrin drove her cows to drink at the pistil which is in the field of a certain man.
"My Neighbors" by Caradoc Evans
The work of the pistil or pistils of flowers then is to furnish seeds for the production of new plants.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
Pistil (botany) = pistilo.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
The Warfield is a pistillate.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
In the spring of 1940, I systematically fertilized numerous pistillate flowers of these plants with a pollen mixture.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
And now look at the stamens and pistils.
"The Story of My Boyhood and Youth" by John Muir
The room where the daggers and pistils and other weppins is kept is interestin.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.)" by Various
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In poetry:

Then gray-haired pappus, downy, soft,
Follows with pistils loose,
And the gosling of the early spring
Becomes a white-fledged goose.
"The Dandelion" by Jared Barhite

In news:

That's what brings Pete Hixson to the Pistil office and warehouse at 5 a.m.
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