- The definition of a petal is the brightly colored outside part of a plant.
An example of a petal is one of the red parts on a rose bud.
Pink and red rose petals.
petal definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Modern Latin petalum ; from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin a thin metal plate ; from Classical Greek petalon, leaf ; from petalos, outspread ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pet-, to spread out from source fathom
Origin: ; from Modern Latin -petus (; from Classical Latin petere, to rush at, seek: see feather plush -al
petal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: New Latin petalum, from Greek petalon, leaf; see petə- in Indo-European roots.
- petˈaled, petˈalled adjective
Origin: From New Latin -petus, from Latin petere, to seek; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
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