Each of the parts of the calyx of a flower, enclosing the petals and typically green and leaflike.
More example sentences
- Roots, stems, leaves, sepals, petals, stamens, stigmas/styles, ovaries, and seeds were collected and frozen in liquid nitrogen.
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- The cocoa flower has five free sepals, five free petals, five staminodes, five stamens and an ovary of five united carpels.
early 19th century: from French sépale, modern Latin sepalum, from Greek skepē 'covering', influenced by French pétale 'petal'.
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