He only brushed a flower so lightly with his fingertips that he did not disturb as much as a petal.
The shopper bags continued the petal effect, made perhaps from extra material from a wedding dress covered in rosettes.
He lived in the small town of petal, Mississippi, across the river from Hattiesburg.
But the flower shuddered at his kiss, and the transparent dewdrop that hung from its petal froze to ice at the instant.
petal was Ruth's particular pet—or, had been, when she was a kitten.
Then the stranger will pluck the rose, and will watch it unfold, petal by petal, until all the beauty of it is laid bare.
A petal fell off; and the taxi driver, brushing past her, ground it into the rug.
Press the finger in the centre of every petal, for the purpose of giving a crumpled appearance.
He saw the sunshine of Eden glint on every leaf and beam in every petal.
Cramer figures and describes a stamen occupying the place of a petal in Daucus Carota.
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 adj. petalos "outspread, broad, flat," from PIE root *pete- "to spread out" (see pace (n.)). Related: Petaline.
Moving toward: basipetal.
One of the often brightly colored parts of a flower surrounding the reproductive organs. Petals are attached to the receptacle underneath the carpels and stamens and may be separate or joined at their bases. As a group, the petals are called the corolla. See more at flower.