polypetalous

adjective
poly·​pet·​al·​ous | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈpe-tə-ləs How to pronounce polypetalous (audio) \

Definition of polypetalous

: having or consisting of separate petals

First Known Use of polypetalous

circa 1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polypetalous

New Latin polypetalus, from poly- + petalum petal

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The first known use of polypetalous was circa 1704

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“Polypetalous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polypetalous. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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