noun um·bel \ˈəm-bəl\

Definition of umbel

  1. :  a racemose inflorescence typical of the carrot family in which the pedicels arise from about the same point to form a flat or rounded flower cluster — see inflorescence illustration

Origin and Etymology of umbel

New Latin umbella, from Latin, umbrella — more at umbrella

First Known Use: 1597

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