poly·​pet·​al·​ous ˌpä-lē-ˈpe-tə-ləs How to pronounce polypetalous (audio)
: having or consisting of separate petals

Word History


New Latin polypetalus, from poly- + petalum petal

First Known Use

circa 1704, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polypetalous was circa 1704

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“Polypetalous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polypetalous. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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