plural -s
: a fan-shaped cymose inflorescence (as in some sedges) in which the branches lie in the same plane and are suppressed alternately on each side

Word History


New Latin, from Greek rhipidion small bellows, diminutive of rhipid-, rhipis fan

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“Rhipidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhipidium. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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