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petal

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noun pet·al \ˈpe-təl\

Simple Definition of petal

  • : one of the soft, colorful parts of a flower

Full Definition of petal

  1. :  one of the modified often brightly colored leaves of the corolla of a flower — see flower illustration

pet·aled or pet·alled play \-təld\ adjective
pet·al·like play \-təl-ˌ(l)īk\ adjective

Examples of petal

  1. flowers with pink and white petals



Origin of petal

New Latin petalum, from Greek petalon; akin to Greek petannynai to spread out — more at fathom


First Known Use: circa 1726

Rhymes with petal



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