petaline

petaline

[pet-l-in, -ahyn]
adjective
pertaining to or resembling a petal.

Origin:
1785–95; < Neo-Latin petalinus. See petal, -ine1

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petal (ˈpɛtəl)
 
n
any of the separate parts of the corolla of a flower: often brightly coloured
 
[C18: from New Latin petalum, from Greek petalon leaf; related to petannunai to lie open]
 
'petaline
 
adj
 
'petal-like
 
adj
 
'petalled
 
adj

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