Examples of petal in a Sentence
flowers with pink and white petals
Recent Examples of petal from the Web
The necks of the smaller flowers break and their petals flutter away, and before long they are buried underground.
After walking the 2017 Met Gala carpet in a pouf dress covered in scraps of fabric and petals from Comme des Garcons Fall 2016 collection, Rihanna added her signature Bad Gal Riri edge with a pair of custom thigh-high lace-up sandals from DSquared2.
JSTOR Global Plants Twitter feed Botanists stare at dead leaves, petals, and seeds all day, which doesn’t sound like an exciting way to pass the time.
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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
Definition of petal for English Language Learners
: one of the soft, colorful parts of a flower
PETAL Defined for Kids
Definition of petal for Students
: one of the often brightly colored leaflike outer parts of a flower
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