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 for Pistil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pistel \Pis"tel\, Pistil \Pis"til\, n.
     An epistle. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary
           and style and stigma

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "pistil":
     androecium, anther, calyx, carpel, corolla, corolla tube, corona,
     epicalyx, gynoecium, megasporophyll, microsporophyll, perianth,
     petal, receptacle, stamen, stigma, style, torus

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