Origin of petalModern Latin petalum from ML(Ec), 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
Pink and red rose petals.
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.
any of the component parts, or leaves, of a corolla
moving toward, seeking: basipetal
Origin of -petalfrom Modern Latin -petus ( from Classical Latin petere, to rush at, seek: see feather + -al
One of the often brightly colored parts of a flower immediately surrounding the reproductive organs; a division of the corolla.
Origin of petalNew Latin petalum from Greek petalon leaf ; see petə- in Indo-European roots.
- pet′aled pet′alled
Moving toward: basipetal.
Origin of -petalFrom New Latin -petus from Latin petere to seek ; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek Ï€ÎÏ„Î±Î»Î¿Î½ (petalon).
- Even the tiny rose petal lips looked pale.
- The limb of the petal may be flat or concave, or hollowed like a boat.
- Sometimes the petal becomes pinnatifid, as in Schizopetalum.
- A petal often consists of two portions - the lower narrow, resembling the petiole of a leaf, and called the unguis or claw; the upper broader, like the blade of a leaf, and called the lamina or limb.
- C, Calyx; p, petal; e, stamen; s, stigmas.