Definitions for: Petal


[n] part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored



Webster (1913) Definition: Pet"al, n. [Gr. ? a leaf, a leaf or plate of metal, fr.
? outspread, broad, flat: cf. F. p['e]tale. See Fathom.]
1. (Bot.) One of the leaves of the corolla, or the colored
leaves of a flower. See Corolla, and Illust. of
Flower.

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the expanded ambulacra which form a
rosette on the black of certain Echini.

Synonyms: flower petal

See Also: corolla, floral leaf

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