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  • adj. (of flowers) having four petals


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  • And open it, so that it is a glittering, rosy, moist, honied, heavy-petalled four-petalled flower.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • By chance it was Welsh woollen cloth, patterned in a regular array of crude four-petalled flowers in a dim blue; many of its kind found their way into English homes through the market of Shrewsbury.

    The Holy Thief

  • It is chiefly composed of red and blackish _tesseræ_; but in the centre is a circular medallion containing a large four-petalled white flower with a red centre and small red flowers between the petals, all upon a ground of black.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon A Short History of the Church and a Description of Its Fabric

  • The squares of white cotton each held a slender stem with two leaves of green or light brown calico, surmounted by a four-petalled flower of high-colored calico, -- pink, red, blue, etc.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • I don't see what mingling is meant, except that it is just like Erica tetralix in the leaf, only, apparently, having little four-petalled pinks for blossoms.

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • Fluffy pale stamen set into violet-indigo, four-petalled blossoms nearly smother this low-grower, which is so tough and drought-tolerant you can use it as ground cover on difficult slopes.

    The Seattle Times

  • It is associated with the colour red, and is symbolised by a four-petalled lotus flower.


  • Mistletoe flowers from February to April, with very small, inconspicuous, four-petalled sprigs, but it's the berries - from November into the New Year - that make it interesting. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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