- petach tikva,
- petah tiqwa,
Origin of petal
Origin of -petal
Examples from the Web for petal
The shopper bags continued the petal effect, made perhaps from extra material from a wedding dress covered in rosettes.Marni's Sophisticated Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection|Liza Foreman|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He only brushed a flower so lightly with his fingertips that he did not disturb as much as a petal.
He lived in the small town of Petal, Mississippi, across the river from Hattiesburg.
To enable the wax to take the fine pencil marks, moisture from the lips must be conveyed with the finger to the petal.The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling|Emma Peachey
The portion of the petal which grew inside the calyx forms the front part or bow of the boat.Indoor and Outdoor Recreations for Girls|Lina Beard
Suitor after suitor appeared to woo the daughter of the King of the Fire-flies until every petal was dotted with them.Japanese Fairy World|William Elliot Griffis
Her pride fell flat, as the cistus stamen at a touch droops away on the petal.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
In the common garden balsam the fifth petal is occasionally present, while in Hydrocera triflora this petal is always present.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
Word Origin for petal
adj combining form
Word Origin for -petal
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.