Etymology
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petal (n.)

"one of the individual parts of a corolla of a flower," 1726 (earlier petala, 1704), from Modern Latin petalum "petal" (17c.), from Greek petalon "a leaf; leaf of metal, thin plate," noun use of neuter of adjective petalos "outspread, broad, flat," from PIE root *pete- "to spread." Related: Petaline.

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Definitions of petal

petal (n.)
part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored;
Synonyms: flower petal
From wordnet.princeton.edu