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1835, borrowed from French carpelle, from New Latin carpellum, a diminutive of Ancient Greek κᾰρπός (karpós, fruit), from Proto-Indo-European *kerp- (to pluck, harvest).

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carpel (plural carpels)

  1. (botany) A constituent part of a flower pistil - the individual female reproductive organs in a flower. A carpel is composed of an ovary, a style, and a stigma, although some flowers have carpels without a distinct style. In origin, carpels are leaves (megasporophylls) that have evolved to enclose the ovules. A pistil may be composed of a single carpel or of several carpels fused together.

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  • "carpel." The American Heritage® Science Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company. 23 Feb. 2007. [1].

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From carpe +‎ -el.

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carpel oblique singularm (oblique plural carpiaus, nominative singular carpiaus, nominative plural carpel)

  1. young carp (fish)

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  • French: carpeau