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.
An example of a petal is one of the red parts on a rose bud.
Origin of -petalfrom Modern Latin -petus ( from Classical Latin petere, to rush at, seek: see feather + -al
Origin of petalNew Latin petalum from Greek petalon leaf ; see petə- in Indo-European roots.
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Origin of -petalFrom New Latin -petus from Latin petere to seek ; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
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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.
- High with small yellow flowers, the large petal being streaked with black; V.
- He also wrote a treatise entitled De Petal reel de la presse et des pamphlets depuis Francois P r jusqu'a Louis XIV (1834), in which he refuted an empty paradox of Charles Nodier, who had tried to prove that the press had never been, and could never be, so free as under the Grand Monarch.