raceme
noun Etymology: Latin racemus bunch of grapes; probably akin to Greek rhag-, rhax grape Date: 1785 a simple inflorescence (as in the lily-of-the-valley) in which the flowers are borne on short stalks of about equal length at equal distances along an elongated axis and open in succession toward the apex — see inflorescence illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raceme — (n.) 1785, from L. racemus a cluster of grapes (see RAISIN (Cf. raisin)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • raceme — ► NOUN ▪ a flower cluster with the separate flowers attached by short stalks along a central stem, the lower flowers developing first. Compare with CYME(Cf. ↑cyme). ORIGIN Latin racemus bunch of grapes …   English terms dictionary

  • raceme — [rā sēm′, rəsēm′] n. [L racemus, cluster of grapes] an unbranched flower cluster, consisting of a single central stem or rachis, along which individual flowers grow on small stalks at intervals, blooming from the base toward the apex, as in the… …   English World dictionary

  • Raceme — A raceme is a type of inflorescence that is unbranched and indeterminate and bears pedicellate flowers mdash; flowers having short floral stalks called pedicels mdash; along the axis. In botany, axis means a shoot, in this case one bearing the… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Racème — Grappe  Pour la signification informatique du mot grappe , voir Grappe (informatique).  Pour la signification textile du mot grappe , voir Grappe (textile) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • raceme — racemed, adj. /ray seem , reuh /, n. Bot. 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. See illus. under inflorescence. 2. a compound… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • raceme — kekė statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Žiedynas su ilga ašimi ir kotuotais žiedais; vaisynas, išaugęs iš tokio žiedyno. atitikmenys: angl. raceme rus. кисть …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

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