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Definition of petal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

petal

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpetl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpetl//
 
Plants
 
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a delicate coloured part of a flower. The head of a flower is usually made up of several petals around a central part. See related entries: Plants Word Origin early 18th cent.: from modern Latin petalum (in late Latin ‘metal plate’), from Greek petalon ‘leaf’, neuter (used as a noun) of petalos ‘outspread’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: petal