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petal

any of the separate parts of the corolla of a flower. Often brightly coloured, the petal is a modified leaf and is important in flowers pollinated by insects (see ENTOMOPHILY).
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The play is story of petals picking women who picked petals of Kasumbha or Kasumbi (safflowers) in 17th century.
FINAL draw: 1 Ballyoak Petal, 2 Trapstyle Lark, 3 Trapstyle Jet, 4 Night Covers All (m), 5 Skyfall Venom (w), 6 Queen Dawn (w).
Rose petals of Rosa rugosa are characterized by a high content of various biologically active compounds, such as anthocyanins (glycosides, such as cyanidins, pelargonidins, and peonidins), flavonols (including derivatives of kaempferol and quercetin), flavan-3-ols, and their derivatives, procyanidins and proanthocyanidins, a large group of ellagitannins and phenolic acids, such as gallic, ellagic, quinine, and essential oils [6-8].
Choreographed by artistic director Fleur Darkin, Velvet Petal's dancers experiment with their bodies, clothing and ideas in a show which is set to a dance-punk score arranged by Torben Lars Sylvest, including music by LCD Soundsystem, Spoek Mathambo and Abul Mogard.
Pick off the petals and sprinkle them on salads and omelettes or add to pasta and rice dishes.
Punjab government installed a Dehydrator in Floriculture office, situated at old Shujabad road to facilitate farmers in getting rose petals dried.
COLLECT pairs of similar looking petals, flowers or leaves, says the Royal Horticultural Society, and use them to make a set of snap cards to play with.
3 Note: To allow petal edges to fray when washed, do not quilt within 1/4" of any exposed petal edge.
The structure of the monument comprises four blossoming flower petals built of granite, representing the unity of Pakistani people.