Racemiferous Rac`e*mif"er*ous (r[a^]s`[-e]*m[i^]f"[~e]r*[u^]s), a. [L. racemifer bearing clusters; racemus cluster + ferre to bear: cf. F. rac['e]mif[`e]re.] (Bot.) Bearing racemes, as the currant. [1913 Webster]

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  • racemiferous — rac·e·mif·er·ous …   English syllables

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  • raceme — /rəˈsim / (say ruh seem), /ˈreɪsim / (say rayseem) noun 1. a simple indeterminate inflorescence in which the flowers are borne on short pedicels lying along a common axis, as in the lily of the valley. 2. a compound inflorescence in which the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • raceme —   n. kind of inflorescence with flowers borne on footstalks up a central stem, as in lily of valley.    ♦ racemiferous, a. bearing racemes.    ♦ racemiform, a. like raceme.    ♦ racemose,    ♦ racemous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rac|e|mif|er|ous — «RAS uh MIHF uhr uhs», adjective. bearing racemes: »The vine its racemiferous branches spread (Hans Busk) …   Useful english dictionary

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