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se·pal

 (sē′pəl)
n.
One of the usually green leaflike structures composing the outermost part of a flower. Sepals often enclose and protect the bud and may remain after the fruit forms.

[New Latin sepalum, perhaps blend of Greek skepē, covering and Latin petalum, petal; see petal.]

sep′a·line (sĕp′ə-lĭn), sep′a·lous (-ləs) adj.

sepal

(ˈsɛpəl)
n
(Botany) any of the separate parts of the calyx of a flower
[C19: from New Latin sepalum: sep-, from Greek skepē a covering + -alum, from New Latin petalum petal]
ˈsepalled, sepalous adj

se•pal

(ˈsi pəl)

n.
one of the individual leaves or parts of the calyx of a flower.
[< New Latin sepalum (1790)]
se′paled, se′palled, adj.

se·pal

(sē′pəl)
One of the separate, usually green parts extending from the base of a flower. Sepals look like small leaves, though in some plants they are colored like petals. As a group, they form the calyx, which surrounds and protects the flower bud. In some flowers, such as the poppies, the sepals fall off after the flower bud opens. See more at flower.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sepal - one of the green parts that form the calyx of a flowersepal - one of the green parts that form the calyx of a flower
floral leaf - a modified leaf that is part of a flower
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
Translations

sepal

[ˈsepəl] Nsépalo m

sepal

nKelchblatt nt

sepal

[ˈsɛpəl] nsepalo
References in classic literature ?
It is familiar to almost every one, that in a flower the relative position of the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils, as well as their intimate structure, are intelligible on the view that they consist of metamorphosed leaves, arranged in a spire.
Why should the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils in any individual flower, though fitted for such widely different purposes, be all constructed on the same pattern?
Sepal shape: triangular = 0; triangular deltate = 1; triangular reflexed = 2; triangular lobed = 3; triangular acute = 4; triangular ovate = 5; triangular indexed = 6.
1 flower Herbarium 26 Oct 1991 Diamond 7810 1 stalk + 2 fruits + 1 stalk & sepals Herbarium 16 Aug 1991 Diamond 7632 1 stalk + 2 fruits Herbarium 30 Mar 1981 O'Halloran 031 2 flowers Herbarium 29 Mar 2005 Huckaby 35 1 flower Herbarium 10 Apr 1966 Koelling s.
However, that day he ended the run with Sepal and won with Cotai Glory yesterday.
In the East Riding it is flown with a sepal at the top.
In bud, the sepals are imbricate, with the margins of one sepal (the upper) lying completely outside the others and those of another (one of the lower sepals) lying completely inside.
m), with division of generative meristem, flora structural components, such as bracts (br), sepal (se) and stamen primordia (st.
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The only exception is the convention to fly it the other way up, sepal to the top, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, a practise dating back to the Wars of the Roses.