Gynoecium meaning

gī-nēsē-əm, jĭ-
Frequency:
The female reproductive organs of a flower; the pistil or pistils considered as a group.
noun
0
0
The female organ or organs of a flower; pistil or pistils; the carpels, collectively.
noun
0
0
The female reproductive organs of a flower considered as a group; the pistil or pistils.
0
0
(botany) The pistils of a flower considered as a group.
noun
0
1
Advertisement

Origin of gynoecium

  • New 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 gwen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition