noun \ˈpe-təl\

: one of the soft, colorful parts of a flower

Full Definition of PETAL

:  one of the modified often brightly colored leaves of the corolla of a flower — see flower illustration
pet·aled or pet·alled \-təld\ adjective
pet·al·like \-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


Next Word in the Dictionary: petala
Previous Word in the Dictionary: peta-
All Words Near: petal

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up petal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).