Compound raceme
Raceme Ra*ceme" (r[.a]*s[=e]m"; 277), n. [L. racemus a bunch of berries, a cluster of grapes. See {Raisin}.] (Bot.) A flower cluster with an elongated axis and many one-flowered lateral pedicels, as in the currant and chokecherry. [1913 Webster]

{Compound raceme}, one having the lower pedicels developed into secondary racemes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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