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sepal

sepal

noun se·pal \ˈsē-pəl, ˈse-\

Definition of SEPAL

:  one of the modified leaves comprising a calyx — see flower illustration

Origin of SEPAL

New Latin sepalum, from sep- (irregular from Greek skepē covering) + -alum (as in petalum petal)
First Known Use: 1821

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