noun. an undifferentiated part of a perianth that cannot be distinguished as a sepal or a petal (as in lilies and tulips).
- plant structure
- tépale (French)
- pétale (French)
Example sentences of the word tepal
1. Noun, singular or mass
Cut the stem at a 45-degree angle with clean, sharp knife or shears when the first tepal, or petal, of the magnolia bud begins to loosen and unfurl.