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raceme

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noun ra·ceme \rā-ˈsēm, rə-\

Definition of raceme

  1. :  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



Origin of raceme

Latin racemus bunch of grapes; probably akin to Greek rhag-, rhax grape


First Known Use: 1785



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