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  1. having the form or appearance of a petal.
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Origin of petaloid

First recorded in 1720–30; petal + -oid
Related formsin·ter·pet·al·oid, adjective
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Examples from the Web for petaloid

Historical Examples of petaloid

  • Petaloid, Petaline, petal-like; resembling or colored like petals.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Petaloid coloration of the ordinary leaves, or of the bracts, is mentioned under the chapter relating to colour.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Stigma two-lipped, with the lips commonly dilated and petaloid.

  • To cut the knot, and please all parties, our beautiful floral envelope has been denominated a petaloid perianth.

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • Within this petaloid perianth is a membranous one, together with a boat-shaped bracteolate body, entire.

British Dictionary definitions for petaloid


  1. biology resembling a petal, esp in shapethe petaloid pattern on a sea urchin
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