Definition for Petal (-s)

petal (-s), n. [Fr. < ancient L. petal-um, metal plate < Gk 'thin plate, lamina, leaf'.] (webplay: expand, flower, leaf).

  1. Soft, delicately colored leaf-like division of a flower's corolla.
  2. [Fig.] brightly colored ray of the setting sun.
  3. [Fig.] delicate skin; body of a deceased woman.

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