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petal

  

      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  


-petal  
      adj combining form   seeking  
centripetal     
     (from New Latin -petus, from Latin petere to seek)  
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