noun \ˈkr-ˌim(b), ˈkär-, -əm(b)\
plural corymbs \-ˌimz, -əmz\

Definition of CORYMB

:  a flat-topped inflorescence; specifically :  one in which the flower stalks arise at different levels on the main axis and reach about the same height and in which the outer flowers open first — see inflorescence illustration
cor·ym·bose \-əm-ˌbōs\ adjective

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Origin of CORYMB

French corymbe, from Latin corymbus cluster of fruit or flowers, from Greek korymbos
First Known Use: 1794


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