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English definition of “petal”

petal

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ˈpet.əl/ US  /ˈpet̬-/ 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 noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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