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pet·al

 (pĕt′l)
n.
One of the often brightly colored parts of a flower immediately surrounding the reproductive organs; a division of the corolla.

[New Latin petalum, from Greek petalon, leaf; see petə- in Indo-European roots.]

pet′aled, pet′alled adj.

petal

(ˈpɛtəl)
n
(Botany) any of the separate parts of the corolla of a flower: often brightly coloured
[C18: from New Latin petalum, from Greek petalon leaf; related to petannunai to lie open]
ˈpetaline adj
ˈpetal-ˌlike adj
ˈpetalled adj

pet•al

(ˈpɛt l)

n.
one of the often colored segments of the corolla of a flower.
[1695–1705; < New Latin petalum; Latin: metal plate < Greek pétalon thin plate, leaf, n. use of neuter of pétalos spread out, akin to petannýnai to be open]
pet′aled, pet′alled, adj.

pet·al

(pĕt′l)
One of the often brightly colored parts of a flower surrounding the reproductive organs. Petals may be separate or joined at their bases. As a group, the petals are called the corolla. See more at flower.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petal - part of the perianth that is usually brightly coloredpetal - part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored
floral leaf - a modified leaf that is part of a flower
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
Translations
بَتْلَه، تُوَيْجِيَّه
korunní plátek
kronblad
szirom
krónublaî
žiedlapis
ziedlapa
okvetný lístok
cvetni list
taç yaprak

petal

[ˈpetl] Npétalo m

petal

[ˈpɛtəl] npétale mPE teacher nprofesseur mf de sport

petal

nBlütenblatt nt; settle petal! (Brit inf: = calm down) → beruhige dich, jetzt komm mal runter (inf)

petal

[ˈpɛtl] npetalo

petal

(ˈpetl) noun
one of the usually brightly coloured leaf-like parts of a flower. This rose has yellow petals edged with pink.
References in classic literature ?
Crimson was the girdle of petals, and crimson as a ruby was the heart.
As I was painting the bright petals of a blue bell, it told me this tale.
If only her petals curled up a little more, she'd be all right.
Then she went home and planted the barley-corn; immediately there grew out of it a large and beautiful flower, which looked like a tulip, but the petals were tightly closed as if it were still only a bud.
Undoing the silver clasps, he opened the volume, and took from among its black-letter pages a rose, or what was once a rose, though now the green leaves and crimson petals had assumed one brownish hue, and the ancient flower seemed ready to crumble to dust in the doctor's hands.
Homologous parts, as has been remarked by some authors, tend to cohere; this is often seen in monstrous plants; and nothing is more common than the union of homologous parts in normal structures, as the union of the petals of the corolla into a tube.
The white petals re-entered their red cases, the flowers faded as I looked, and the bush changed into a block of stony knobs.
The heat was terribly oppressive, and the huge sunlight flamed like a monstrous dahlia with petals of yellow fire.
To look on beautiful things is only to feel more poignantly the passing of bright days, and the time when the petals must leave the rose.
Rays from the sunrise drew forth the buds and stretched them into long stalks, lifted up sap in noiseless streams, opened petals, and sucked out scents in invisible jets and breathings.
She was like a fine flower, already past its bloom and without fragrance, though the petals were still unwithered.
And Clytia pondering between many a sun, While pettish tears adown her petals run :