Etymology
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carpel (n.)

"pistil or pistil-part of a plant," 1835, from Modern Latin carpellum (1817 in French), a diminutive form from Greek karpos "fruit" (also "returns, profit"), literally "that which is plucked" (from PIE root *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest"). Related: Carpellary.

updated on November 09, 2022

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