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