corymb

noun cor·ymb \ ˈkȯr-ˌim(b) , ˈkär- , -əm(b) \

Definition of corymb

plural corymbs play \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

corymbose

play \ˈkȯr-əm-ˌbōs, ˈkär-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of corymb

French corymbe, from Latin corymbus cluster of fruit or flowers, from Greek korymbos


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