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  • n. Plural form of petal.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Debbie also included this useful bit of information, Another use for the petals is as a gentle bruise juice (healing the bruise, that is).

    Incredible Edible – Calendula « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog

  • The force of the downpour removed the petals from the poppies.

    It's raining cats and dogs

  • I'm sure Joe Biden will be showered with rose petals from the lefties.

    Biden to appear on 'The View'

  • I've plucked off some of the rose petals from the flower Biri gave me last night.

    Doing things a girl should do

  • And the book, also paradoxically, while falling me in love with lush lyricism (just like everyone else), was actually what put me on the road towards a more stripped down prose ... because once Garcia-Marquez has rained petals from the sky to mourn the death of a patriarch, what more can I or anyone do?


  • It is true that I am a person who prefers, most of the time, to remain petals-closed.

    The Great Escape

  • A cross of marigold petals is formed on the floor so that as the spirit approaches the alter, he will step on the cross and expel his guilt.

    Los Dias de los Muertos (the Days of the Dead)

  • A high wind caught up and scattered broadcast the petals from the Italian garden, as though that spot had served its only purpose.


  • They stand out against the curtain with symbolic gesture, stooping as if to gather up the wreaths, or swaying with long stiff branch as if to sweep the fallen petals from the floor.


  • Flowers like the oxlip, with transparently thin petals, only faintly washed with colour, yet have a distinct and pervasive scent.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing


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