1. <plant biology> A member of the inner whorl of non-fertile parts surrounding the fertile organs of a flower, usually soft and coloured conspicuously.

See: -petal.

Origin: L. Peto, to seek, strive for

(05 Mar 2000)

peta-, peta-, petabyte, petaflops < Prev | Next > -petal, petaled, petaliform, petaline

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