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petal

noun [C] uk   /ˈpet.əl/ us    /ˈpet̬-/

petal noun [C] (ON FLOWER)

any of the usually brightly coloured parts that together form most of a flower: rose petalsFlowers - general wordsFlowers and flowering plants

petal noun [C] (PERSON)

UK informal a friendly way of talking to someone, especially a woman or child: What did you say, petal?Friendly and unfriendly terms of address
(Definition of petal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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