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  • adj. (of flowers) having three petals


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  • He turned, and gave the fighter a black, three-petaled flower.

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  • Growing out of the water were spearhead-shaped leaves and white three-petaled flowers that darkened to purple at the center, and she knew the starchy tuber of the plant was filling and good.

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  • Three big leaves, then a flower stalk shooting up from the centre of this whorl of leaves, and on top the crowning glory -- the three-petaled trillium flower.

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  • The three looked at each other and smiled, and that smile went floating heavenward a three-petaled flower, the family's morning thanksgiving.

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  • Sometimes called shamrocks because of their similar three-petaled leaves, Oxalis vulcanicola varieties run the gamut from the fiery peaches and oranges of O. 'Sunset Velvet' to the equally bright golds of O. 'Molten Lava' to the cooler dusky copper tones of O. 'Zinfandel.'

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  • The Offset stool uses bent plywood to create a three-petaled seat.

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  • Eddi recognized his green-and-gold, and the symbol inlaid in his breastpiece, a disk of some golden metal with three green disks inside it, like a three-petaled flower.

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