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inflorescence

noun in·flo·res·cence \ˌin-flə-ˈre-sən(t)s\

Definition of INFLORESCENCE

1
a :  the mode of development and arrangement of flowers on an axis
b :  a floral axis with its appendages; also :  a flower cluster
2
:  the budding and unfolding of blossoms :  flowering

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Origin of INFLORESCENCE

New Latin inflorescentia, from Late Latin inflorescent-, inflorescens, present participle of inflorescere to begin to bloom, from Latin in- + florescere to begin to bloom — more at florescence
First Known Use: 1760

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