Definition of corymb
corymbsplay \ˈkȯr-ˌimz, ˈkär-, -əmz\
: 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
corymboseplay \ˈkȯr-əm-ˌbōs, ˈkär-\ adjective
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In spring, its tidy balls of blooms, known as corymbs, cover the shrub in white or pink.
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Origin and Etymology of corymb
French corymbe, from Latin corymbus cluster of fruit or flowers, from Greek korymbos
First Known Use: 1794See Words from the same year
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