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pistil (PIS tuhl) (noun)
The long central part of a flower that extends from the ovary: Daniel could see the pistil or seed-bearing organ of the hibiscus on the table in his biology class.
pistol (PIS tuhl) (noun)
A small gun made to be aimed and fired with one hand: James practiced shooting his pistol at targets at least once a month.

The pistil of the flower Carl's friend was holding was the most commanding and colorful part of the flower. He held it in one hand and held a pistol in his other hand; sort of like old fashioned hippies, with flowers and guns.