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sepal

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noun se·pal \ˈsē-pəl, ˈse-\

Definition of sepal

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



Origin and Etymology of sepal

New Latin sepalum, from sep- (irregular from Greek skepē covering) + -alum (as in petalum petal)


First Known Use: 1821


SEPAL Defined for Kids

sepal

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noun se·pal \ˈsē-pəl, ˈse-\

Definition of sepal for Students

  1. :  one of the specialized leaves that form the calyx of a flower




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