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Pistil vs. Sting

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Pistilnoun

(botany) A discrete organ in the center of a flower capable of receiving pollen and producing a fruit, it is divided into an ovary, style and stigma.

Stingnoun

A bump left on the skin after having been stung.

‘Look at this nasty hornet sting, it's turned blue!’;

Pistilnoun

The seed-bearing organ of a flower. It consists of an ovary, containing the ovules or rudimentary seeds, and a stigma, which is commonly raised on an elongated portion called a style. When composed of one carpel a pistil is simple; when composed of several, it is compound. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.

Stingnoun

A puncture made by an insect or arachnid in an attack, usually including the injection of venom.

‘She died from a snake sting’;

Pistilnoun

the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma

Stingnoun

A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack.

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Stingnoun

A sharp, localised pain primarily on the epidermis

‘That plant will give a little sting if you touch it.’;

Stingnoun

(botany) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secretes an acrid fluid, as in nettles.

Stingnoun

The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.

Stingnoun

(law enforcement) A police operation in which the police pretend to be criminals in order to catch a criminal.

‘The criminal gang was caught after a successful sting.’;

Stingnoun

A short percussive phrase played by a drummer to accent the punchline in a comedy show.

Stingnoun

A brief sequence of music used in films, TV, and video games as a form of scenic punctuation or to identify the broadcasting station.

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Stingnoun

A support for a wind tunnel model which extends parallel to the air flow.

Stingnoun

(figurative) The harmful or painful part of something.

Stingnoun

A goad; incitement.

Stingnoun

The concluding point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.

Stingverb

(ambitransitive) To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.

‘An adder came out of a little heathbush, and it stung a man in the foot.’;

Stingverb

To puncture with the stinger.

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Stingverb

To hurt, to be in pain (physically or emotionally).

‘My hand stings after knocking on the door so long.’; ‘Still, it stung when a slightly older acquaintance asked me why I couldn't do any better.’;

Stingverb

(figurative) To cause harm or pain to.

‘I thought I could park in front of the hotel, but they stung me for five pounds!’;

Stingnoun

Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting of a bee or wasp is a modified ovipositor. The caudal sting, or spine, of a sting ray is a modified dorsal fin ray. The term is sometimes applied to the fang of a serpent. See Illust. of Scorpion.

Stingnoun

A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secrets an acrid fluid, as in nettles. The points of these hairs usually break off in the wound, and the acrid fluid is pressed into it.

Stingnoun

Anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the stings of remorse; the stings of reproach.

‘The sting of death is sin.’;

Stingnoun

The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.

Stingnoun

A goad; incitement.

Stingnoun

The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.

Stingverb

To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands.

Stingverb

To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite.

Stingverb

To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.

Stingnoun

a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung;

‘the sting of death’; ‘he felt the stinging of nettles’;

Stingnoun

a mental pain or distress;

‘a pang of conscience’;

Stingnoun

a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

Stingnoun

a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

Stingverb

cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort;

‘The sun burned his face’;

Stingverb

deliver a sting to;

‘A bee stung my arm yesterday’;

Stingverb

saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous;

‘They stuck me with the dinner bill’; ‘I was stung with a huge tax bill’;

Stingverb

cause a stinging pain;

‘The needle pricked his skin’;

Stingverb

cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging;

‘His remark stung her’;

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