adjective pet·al·ine \ˈpetəlˌīn, -ə̇n\

Definition of petaline

  1. :  relating to, attached to, or resembling a petal

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Origin and Etymology of petaline

New Latin petalinus, from petalum petal + Latin -inus -ine

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a brief usually trivial fact

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