|the female reproductive organ of flowering plants, consisting of an ovary, style (sometimes absent), and stigma. The carpels are separate or fused to form a single pistil|
|[C19: from New Latin carpellum, from Greek karpos fruit]|
|carpellate (kär'pə-lāt', -lĭt) Pronunciation Key
Having carpels but no stamens. Female flowers are carpellate.