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 gynaecēum women's apartments from Greek gunaikeion from neuter of gunaikeios of women from gunē gunaik- woman ; see gwen- in Indo-European roots.