Having carpels; pistillate.
(comparative more carpellate, superlative most carpellate)
- (botany) Having carpels
Variant of carpel
- a simple pistil, regarded as a single ovule-bearing leaf or modified leaflike structure
- any of the segments of a compound pistil, usually having a single stigma
Origin of carpelModern Latin diminutive ; from Classical Greek karpos, fruit: see harvest