Definitions for petalˈpɛt l
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
one of the often colored segments of the corolla of a flower.
Origin of petal:
1695–1705; < NL petalum; L: metal plate < Gk pétalon thin plate, leaf, n. use of neut. of pétalos spread out, akin to petannýnai to be open
petal, flower petal(noun)
part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
one of the colored parts of a flower
one of the component parts of the corolla of a flower, when this consists of separate parts, that is it is not fused. Petals are often brightly colored.
Term of endearment.
Origin: From πέταλον.
one of the leaves of the corolla, or the colored leaves of a flower. See Corolla, and Illust. of Flower
one of the expanded ambulacra which form a rosette on the black of certain Echini
Petals are modified leaves that surround the reproductive parts of flowers. They are often brightly colored or unusually shaped to attract pollinators. Together, all of the petals of a flower are called a corolla. Petals are usually accompanied by another set of special leaves called sepals, that collectively form the calyx and lie just beneath the corolla. When the petals and sepals of a flower look similar they are called tepals. Examples of plants in which the term tepal is appropriate include genera such as Aloe and Tulipa. Conversely, genera such as Rosa and Phaseolus have well-distinguished sepals and petals.
Translations for petal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
one of the usually brightly coloured leaf-like parts of a flower
This rose has yellow petals edged with pink.
- بَتْلَه، تُوَيْجِيَّهArabic
- pétalaPortuguese (BR)
- korunní plátekCzech
- das BlütenblattGerman
- daun bungaIndonesian
- kelopak bungaMalay
- ګلپاڼى ، دګلونوپاڼيPashto
- okvetný lístokSlovak
- cvetni listSlovenian
- taç yaprakTurkish
- 花瓣Chinese (Trad.)
- cánh hoaVietnamese
- 花瓣Chinese (Simp.)
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