Definitions for petalˈpɛt l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pet•alˈpɛt l(n.)

  1. one of the often colored segments of the corolla of a flower.

    Category: Botany

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

pet′aled(adj.)

pet′alled(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. petal, flower petal(noun)

    part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. petal(noun)ˈpɛt l

    one of the colored parts of a flower

    rose petals

Wiktionary

  1. petal(Noun)

    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.

  2. petal(Noun)

    Term of endearment.

  3. Origin: From πέταλον.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petal(noun)

    one of the leaves of the corolla, or the colored leaves of a flower. See Corolla, and Illust. of Flower

  2. Petal(noun)

    one of the expanded ambulacra which form a rosette on the black of certain Echini

Freebase

  1. Petal

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

petal(noun)

one of the usually brightly coloured leaf-like parts of a flower

This rose has yellow petals edged with pink.

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