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pet·al

petal

 
 
pronunciation:
pe tl
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part of speech: noun
definition: one of the separate leaves that form the outer part of a flower head. Petals are usually a different color from the plant's other leaves.
The roses are starting to lose their petals.
 
derivations: petaled (petalled) (adj.), petallike (adj.)
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  flower, plant