Part of speech: noun

A leaf of a flower.

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Usage examples "petal":

  1. He waded out of the green, cold water on to sand that was pure as the shoulders of Helena, out of the shadow of the archway into the sunlight, on to the glistening petal of this blossom of a sea- bay. - "The Trespasser", D.H. Lawrence.
  2. Stem and petal and leaf- the fluent forms that a man has not by heart but certainly by rote- are woven, printed, cast, and stamped wherever restlessness and insimplicity have feared to leave plain spaces. - "Essays", Alice Meynell.
  3. Her skin, white as a lily- petal and as thick and smooth, had been deepened by a single drop of amber to cream. - "Angel Island", Inez Haynes Gillmore.