Petal



[pet-l] /ˈpɛt l/

noun
1.
one of the often colored segments of the corolla of a flower.
1.
a combining form meaning “seeking, moving toward” that specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words:
acropetal.
/ˈpɛtəl/
noun
1.
any of the separate parts of the corolla of a flower: often brightly coloured
combining form
1.
seeking: centripetal
n.

1726 (earlier petala, 1704), from Modern Latin petalum “petal” (17c.), from Greek petalon “a leaf; leaf of metal, thin plate,” noun use of neuter of adj. petalos “outspread, broad, flat,” from PIE root *pete- “to spread out” (see pace (n.)). Related: Petaline.

-petal suff.
Moving toward: basipetal.
petal
(pět’l)
One of the often brightly colored parts of a flower surrounding the reproductive organs. Petals are attached to the receptacle underneath the carpels and stamens and may be separate or joined at their bases. As a group, the petals are called the corolla. See more at flower.

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