Corymb
Corymb Cor"ymb (k?r"?mb or -?m; 220), n. [L. corymbus cluster of flowers, Gr. ko`rymbos.] (Bot.) (a) A flat-topped or convex cluster of flowers, each on its own footstalk, and arising from different points of a common axis, the outermost blossoms expanding first, as in the hawthorn. (b) Any flattish flower cluster, whatever be the order of blooming, or a similar shaped cluster of fruit. [1913 Webster]

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  • corymb — [kôr′im, kôr′imb] n. [Fr corymbe < L corymbus, cluster of fruit or flowers < Gr korymbos; akin to korys: see CORYDALIS] a broad, flat topped cluster of flowers in which the outer flower stalks are long and those toward the center… …   English World dictionary

  • corymb — noun (plural corymbs) Etymology: French corymbe, from Latin corymbus cluster of fruit or flowers, from Greek korymbos Date: 1794 a flat topped inflorescence; specifically ; one in which the flower stalks arise at different levels on the main axis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corymb — corymbed, adj. corymblike, adj. /kawr imb, im, kor /, n. Bot. a form of inflorescence in which the flowers form a flat topped or convex cluster, the outermost flowers being the first to open. See illus. under inflorescence. [1700 10; < L corymbus …   Universalium

  • corymb — noun a cluster of flowers with a flat or convex top …   Wiktionary

  • corymb — cor·ymb || kÉ’rɪmb n. (Botany) cluster of flowers; flat topped or convex inflorescence in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points on the main stem to approximately the same height …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corymb — [ kɒrɪmb] noun Botany a flower cluster whose lower stalks are proportionally longer so that the flowers form a flat or slightly convex head. Derivatives corymbose adjective Origin C18: from Fr. corymbe or L. corymbus, from Gk korumbos cluster …   English new terms dictionary

  • corymb — «us (G). The top, summit a cluster of flowers …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • corymb — cor·ymb …   English syllables

  • corymb — cor•ymb [[t]ˈkɔr ɪmb, ɪm, ˈkɒr [/t]] n. bot a form of inflorescence in which the flowers form a flat topped or convex cluster • Etymology: 1700–10; < L corymbus < Gk kórymbos head, top, cluster of fruit or flowers cor′ymbed, adj.… …   From formal English to slang

  • corymb — /ˈkɒrɪmb/ (say korimb), / rɪm/ (say rim) noun a form of inflorescence resembling a raceme, but having a relatively shorter rachis and longer lower pedicels, so that the flowers form a flat topped or convex cluster, the outermost flowers being the …   Australian English dictionary

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