petal

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: pètal

English[edit]

Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides.jpg

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πέταλον (pétalon), from πέταλος (pétalos, broad, flat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: pĕt'(ə)l, IPA(key): /ˈpɛt(ə)l/
    (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɛtl̩/, [ˈpʰɛɾl̩]
  • Rhymes: -ɛt(ə)l
  • Homophones: peddle, pedal (in some dialects, including many US ones)
  • Hyphenation: pet‧al

Noun[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

petal (plural petals)

  1. (botany) one of the component parts of the corolla of a flower, when this consists of separate parts, that is it is not fused. Petals are often brightly colored.
  2. Term of endearment.
    • 2011, Jo Baker, The Picture Book
      She is freezing cold. Sputtering. Big eyes wide and wet and red. Too shocked even to cry. 'It's okay, petal, it's okay.'

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]