thyrse

noun
\ ˈthərs, -ə̄s, -əis \
plural -s

Definition of thyrse

: an inflorescence as in the lilac and horse chestnut in which the main axis is racemose and the secondary and later axes are cymose

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History and Etymology for thyrse

New Latin thyrsus

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“Thyrse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thyrse. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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