having the shape of an ancient style; resembling a pen, pin, or peg.

1605–15; styl(us) + -ar1 Unabridged
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style (staɪl)
1.  a form of appearance, design, or production; type or make: a new style of house
2.  the way in which something is done: good or bad style
3.  the manner in which something is expressed or performed, considered as separate from its intrinsic content, meaning, etc
4.  a distinctive, formal, or characteristic manner of expression in words, music, painting, etc
5.  elegance or refinement of manners, dress, etc
6.  prevailing fashion in dress, looks, etc
7.  a fashionable or ostentatious mode of existence: to live in style
8.  the particular mode of orthography, punctuation, design, etc, followed in a book, journal, etc, or in a printing or publishing house
9.  chiefly (Brit) the distinguishing title or form of address of a person or firm
10.  botany the stalk of a carpel, bearing the stigma
11.  zoology a slender pointed structure, such as the piercing mouthparts of certain insects
12.  Old Style See New Style a method of expressing or calculating dates
13.  another word for stylus
14.  the arm of a sundial
15.  to design, shape, or tailor: to style hair
16.  to adapt or make suitable (for)
17.  to make consistent or correct according to a printing or publishing style
18.  to name or call; designate: to style a man a fool
19.  (intr) to decorate objects using a style or stylus
[C13: from Latin stylus, stilus writing implement, hence characteristics of the writing, style]

stylus (ˈstaɪləs)
n , pl -li, -luses
1.  Also called: style a pointed instrument for engraving, drawing, or writing
2.  a tool used in ancient times for writing on wax tablets, which was pointed at one end and blunt at the other for erasing mistakes
3.  a device attached to the cartridge in the pick-up arm of a record player that rests in the groove in the record, transmitting the vibrations to the sensing device in the cartridge. It consists of or is tipped with a hard material, such as diamond or sapphire
[C18: from Latin, variant of stilus writing implement; see style]

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If freezing injury occurs, it usually appears first at the stem end and progresses to the stylar end.
Decay develops unevenly at the stem and stylar ends resulting in uneven margins.
The beginning of ripening was found to occur in the stylar end flesh.
Most fungal growth from disinfested berries originated from the base of the attached stem or from the stylar scar.
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