Hypertext Webster Gateway: "petal"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Petal \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

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored [syn:
{flower petal}]

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