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- adjective (of flowers) having three petals
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The very trees by the river's brink become puny and stunted; the evergreens begin to replace the deciduous growths; in the shade of dwarfed and desiccated cedars we look vainly for the snowy or azure bells of the three-petalled campanula.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864 Various
On the banks of a pool water-plantains had sent up stalks a yard high, branched, and each branch bearing its three-petalled flower.
The Life of the Fields Richard Jefferies 1867
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