Origin of sepalFrench sépale from Modern Latin sepalum, arbitrary blend from Classical Greek skep?, a covering + Modern Latin petalum, petal
Origin of sepalNew Latin sepalum perhaps blend of Greek skepē covering Latin petalum petal ; see petal .
- sep′a·line sep′a·lous
on a cherry tomato
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- (botany) One of the component parts of the calyx, when this consists of separate (not fused) parts.