the female organ or organs of a flower; pistil or pistils; the carpels, collectively
Origin of gynoeciumModL, altered (after Classical Greek oikos, house) ; from Classical Latin gynaeceum ; from Late Greek gynaikeion ; from Classical Greek gynaikeios, feminine ; from gyn?: see gyno-
The female reproductive organs of a flower; the pistil or pistils considered as a group.
Origin of gynoeciumNew Latin, alteration (influenced by Greek oikos, house) of Latin gynaec&emacron;um, women's apartments, from Greek gunaikeion, from neuter of gunaikeios, of women, from gun&emacron;, gunaik-, woman; see gwen- in Indo-European roots.