flower head
noun Date: 1842 a capitulum (as of a composite) having sessile flowers so arranged that the whole inflorescence looks like a single flower

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Flower head — Flower Flow er (flou [ e]r), n. [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. {Blossom}, {Effloresce}, {Floret}, {Florid}, {Florin}, {Flour}, {Flourish}.] 1. In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flower-head — flowerˈ head noun A close inflorescence in which all the florets grow together at the tip of the stem, rather than on separated stalks • • • Main Entry: ↑flower …   Useful english dictionary

  • flower head — n. Bot. HEAD (n. 17a) …   English World dictionary

  • flower head — ► NOUN ▪ a compact mass of flowers at the top of a stem, especially a dense flat cluster of florets …   English terms dictionary

  • flower head — noun a shortened compact cluster of flowers so arranged that the whole gives the effect of a single flower as in clover or members of the family Compositae • Hypernyms: ↑inflorescence • Part Meronyms: ↑ray flower, ↑ray floret …   Useful english dictionary

  • flower head — noun A compact cluster of florets having the appearance of a single flower (as in the daisy family) …   Wiktionary

  • flower head — flow′er head n. bot a dense cluster of small flowers in a single receptacle • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • flower head — Bot. an inflorescence consisting of a dense cluster of small, stalkless flowers; capitulum. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • flower head — cluster of small flowers at the end of a stem (in composite plants) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flower head — noun a compact mass of flowers at the top of a stem, especially a capitulum …   English new terms dictionary

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