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Our eyes reflect light. Better that the lips are more like a rose petal.
Olivier Theyskens

Meaning of "petal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PETAL

From New Latin petalum, from Greek petalon leaf; related to petannunai to lie open.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PETAL

petal  [ˈpɛtəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PETAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Petal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PETAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

petal

Petal

Petals are modified leaves that surround the reproductive parts of flowers. They are often brightly colored or unusually shaped to attract pollinators. Together, all of the petals of a flower are called a corolla. Petals are usually accompanied by another set of special leaves called sepals, that collectively form the calyx and lie just beneath the corolla. The calyx and the corolla together make up the perianth. When the petals and sepals of a flower are difficult to distinguish, they are collectively called tepals. Examples of plants in which the term tepal is appropriate include genera such as Aloe and Tulipa. Conversely, genera such as Rosa and Phaseolus have well-distinguished sepals and petals.

Definition of petal in the English dictionary

The definition of petal in the dictionary is any of the separate parts of the corolla of a flower: often brightly coloured.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PETAL


abettal
əˈbɛtəl
fettle
ˈfɛtəl
gunmetal
ˈɡʌnˌmɛtəl
heavy-metal
ˈhɛvɪˈmɛtəl
kettle
ˈkɛtəl
metal
ˈmɛtəl
mettle
ˈmɛtəl
nettle
ˈnɛtəl
nonmetal
nɒnˈmɛtəl
nu-metal
ˌnjuːˈmɛtəl
presettle
priːˈsɛtəl
prometal
prəʊˈmɛtəl
resettle
riːˈsɛtəl
settle
ˈsɛtəl
shtetel
ˈʃtɛtəl
teakettle
ˈtiːˌkɛtəl
unsettle
ʌnˈsɛtəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PETAL

petabyte
petahertz
petal-like
petaliferous
petaline
petalism
petalled
petalodic
petalody
petaloid
petalomania
petalous
petard
petary
petasos
petasus
petaurine
petaurist

WORDS THAT END LIKE PETAL

alkali metal
base metal
cytoskeletal
death metal
fetal
foetal
heavy metal
hot metal
musculoskeletal
parietal
precious metal
scrap metal
sheet metal
skeletal
societal
thrash metal
transition metal
varietal
vegetal
white metal

Synonyms and antonyms of petal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «petal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PETAL

Find out the translation of petal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of petal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «petal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

花瓣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pétalo
570 millions of speakers

English

petal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पत्ती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البتلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лепесток
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pétala
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাপড়ি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pétale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelopak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Blütenblatt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

花びら
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

꽃잎
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Petal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cánh hoa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இதழும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पाकळी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

taçyaprağı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

petalo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

płatek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пелюстка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

petală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πέταλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

blom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kronblad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

petal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of petal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PETAL»

The term «petal» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.494 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PETAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «petal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «petal» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about petal

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3 QUOTES WITH «PETAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word petal.
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Don Marquis
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
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Don Marquis
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
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Olivier Theyskens
Our eyes reflect light. Better that the lips are more like a rose petal.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PETAL»

Discover the use of petal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to petal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Crimson Petal and the White
Step into Victorian London and meet our heroine, Sugar - a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can - and the host of unforgettable characters that make up her world.
Michel Faber, 2010
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Petal
Graeme and Lisa (Petal) have now been married for 14 years and they remain the closest of friends with Lisa, s mother Christina (Graemes ex wife) This story is a true account of the bizarre and dangerous life they both came to see as ...
Graeme Morgan, 2007
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Petal Pushers #3: Best Buds
Everything's coming up roses for this new series!
Catherine R. Daly, 2011
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Petal Pushers #2: Flower Feud
Four sisters. One family-owned flower shop. Endless opportunities for fun...or disaster! This fresh new series is full of girl--and flower--power.
Catherine R. Daly, 2011
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Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story
A founding member of all-woman alternative rock band Zuzu's Petals recounts how, after her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, her best friends and she relocated to Minneapolis and launched successful careers before she fell in love and ...
Laurie Lindeen, 2008
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Petal Pushers #4: Coming Up Roses
Pushing petals is their business.
Catherine R. Daly, 2011
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Petal Pushers #1: Too Many Blooms
Four sisters. One family-owned flower shop. Endless opportunities for fun...or disaster! This fresh new series is full of girl--and flower--power.
Catherine R. Daly, 2011
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Petal's Wish
Petal's Wish is the story of a tiny fairy that goes on a big adventure that will change her life forever. Beautiful illustrations compliment the whimsical tale of Petal and her friend Bishop the cardinal.
Alysa Bartha, 2010
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Applique Petal Party: A Bouquet of 16 Blocks & Flowering Border
Celebrate the Beauty of Flowers with Appliqué. 16 wonderful 12 1/2" bouquet blocks and floral border make a 73" x 73" finished quilt.
Susan Brubaker Knapp, 2010
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Petal's Problems
During the month of June, Petal, one of the eight Huit octuplets, gets her power, which she uses to great advantage when Crazy Aunt Serena tries to kidnap Rebecca and throw her off the Eiffel Tower while the rest of the family attends a ...
Lauren Baratz-Logsted, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PETAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term petal is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Crime report for July 26
Petal. Sunday calls. Police responded to three alarm calls, eight building checks, one disturbance, three foot patrols, four road blocks, two ... «Hattiesburg American, Jul 15»
2
From House to Home: Learn to make beautiful sunflowers
Decide how big you want your sunflowers to be and make a pattern for the first petal. Next, you want to cut another petal pattern that is roughly ... «The Daily News Journal, Jul 15»
3
Six injured in Petal wreck; child airlifted to UMMC
Petal police Detective Sammy Ray said a woman driving the SUV was heading eastbound on Evelyn Gandy and T-boned the passenger side ... «Hattiesburg American, Jul 15»
4
'Jacoby's Journey': Petal boy battling Batten disease
Taking care of a child with a terminal illness is something many parents wish they would never have to face, but it has become reality for one ... «Hattiesburg American, Jul 15»
5
Petal residents address board on neighborhood property
PETAL Some Friendly City residents voiced their concerns about a requested zoning change on Yellow Pine Road during the Petal Board of ... «Hattiesburg American, Jul 15»
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Online Retailer Petal & Post Presents Luxury Aromatherapy by …
US consumers can now experience Vitruvi: A Canadian brand who use the science of organic botanical oils to create innovative elixirs for ... «PR Web, Jul 15»
7
Native Song event to spread Gospel, raise funds
“We have Native Praise coming our way at Macedonia Baptist Church in Petal on July 18,” Terrell said. “Native Praise is a choir of 30 Native ... «Hattiesburg American, Jul 15»
8
Petal man pleads guilty to lustful touching
A Petal man is behind bars after pleading guilty to a pair of lustful touching of a child charges. Jonathan Owens, 24, pled guilty before Circuit ... «WMC Action News 5, Jul 15»
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Susanna Reid is pretty as a petal in floral frock on Good Morning …
The impeccably-styled presenter was pretty as a petal in a form-fitting floral frock, which clung in all the right places, as she got to work on the ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
10
A dreamy light under a canopy of petals for MPavilion '15
A series of thin, translucent petals open to the elements will bring an ethereal, light-filled space to the centre of Melbourne as part of this year's ... «The Australian, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Petal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/petal>. Apr 2020 ».
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