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panicle

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noun pan·i·cle \ˈpa-ni-kəl\

Definition of panicle

  1. 1 :  a compound racemose inflorescence — see inflorescence illustration

  2. 2 :  a pyramidal loosely branched flower cluster

pan·i·cled play \-kəld\ adjective
pa·nic·u·late play \pa-ˈni-kyə-lət, pə-\ adjective


Origin of panicle

Latin panicula, diminutive of panus


First Known Use: 1597

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