flower head

noun
|Updated on: 26 May 2018

Definition of flower head

: a capitulum (as of a composite) having sessile flowers so arranged that the whole inflorescence looks like a single flower

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First Known Use of flower head

1842

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flower head

noun

Definition of flower head for Students

: a tight cluster of small flowers that are arranged so that the whole looks like a single flower

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