Definition of umbel
: 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up umbel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).