Origin of sepal
Related formsse·paled, se·palled, adjective
Examples from the Web for sepals
The sepals are veined with deeper lilac and blotched with orange.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Golden—the sepals tinged, and the petals thickly dotted with crimson; lip crimson and yellow.The Woodlands Orchids|Frederick Boyle
When the flowers are showy, as in these, the sepals and petals are different, the former being green.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell
The sepals are spreading, oval, and pink inside; and the petals are linear and downy.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
The part formed by the union of the sepals is called the tube of the calyx; the portion where the sepals are free is the limb.