petal

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noun pet·al \ˈpe-təl\

Definition of petal

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

petaled

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petalled

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petallike

play \ˈpe-təl-ˌ(l)īk\ adjective

Examples of petal in a sentence

  1. flowers with pink and white petals

Origin and Etymology of petal

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


First Known Use: 1712


PETAL Defined for English Language Learners

petal

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noun pet·al \ˈpe-təl\

Definition of petal for English Language Learners

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


PETAL Defined for Kids

petal

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noun pet·al \ˈpe-təl\

Definition of petal for Students

  1. :  one of the often brightly colored leaflike outer parts of a flower



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