depetal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ petal

Verb[edit]

depetal (third-person singular simple present depetals, present participle depetalling or depetaling, simple past and past participle depetalled or depetaled)

  1. (transitive) To strip of petals.
    • 2007 October 21, Amy Serafin, “The Louvre Now Accepts the Living”, New York Times:
      Across from it is “Danaë,” in which a giant blackened depetaled sunflower emerges from a pile of lead books.