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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

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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?
Containing the decadent Jasmin Rouge perfume (50ml), from Ford's Private Blend collection, with its notes of precious sambac jasmine sepals absolute, plus a Scarlet Rouge Lipstick in an embossed giftbox, it will set you up for a night of romance.
The investigated morphological traits were plant height (cm), plant width (cm), branch number main stem length (mm), subsidiary stem length (mm), Spike length(mm), Spikelets length(mm), Peduncle length (mm), Sepals length (mm), Sepals width (mm), Internode length, Stem diameter (mm), Flower length (mm), Leaf length (mm), Leaf width (mm).
The perennial plant bears rounded, fleshy leaves and large white to pinkish-white flowers, which are complete, sweetly fragrant, and showy, with four sepals and four white to pinkish-white petals, and many long violet-coloured stamens, and a single stigma usually rising well above the stamens.
Male flowers: to 4-5 mm wide at anthesis; sepals (4)5(6), triangular, red tipped, <1 mm long, petals (4)5(6), broadly lanceolate, 1 mm long, 0.
Inflorescences axillary or terminal, racemose, 2-33 flowered; bracts persistent or deciduous; bracteoles absent; flowers zygomorphic or asymmetric; Sepals 5, two smaller and three larger; petals 5, yellow or orange base; stamens 7, heteromorphic, 4 smaller median, subsessile, fillet erect, 2-3 abaxial larger, 2 laterals, fillets curved, twice the length of the anthers, 1 central, fillet erect, less than anther, 3-4 adaxial staminodes, anthers dehiscent through apical sutures.
When present, the stigma, style, ovary, anthers, filament, petals, sepals, corolla, receptacle, and developing fruits were evaluated visually during floral development to characterize injuries.
This is a bi-coloured species with reddish-purple sepals and petals, and a golden yellow labellum.