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Meaning of CORYMB

Pronunciation:  'korimb

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  flat-topped or convex inflorescence in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points on the main stem to approximately the same height; outer flowers open first

CORYMB is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: inflorescence



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor"ymb\ (k?r"?mb or -?m; 220), n. [L. corymbus cluster
of flowers, Gr. ????.] (Bot.)
(a) A flat-topped or convex cluster of flowers, each on its
    own footstalk, and arising from different points of a
    common axis, the outermost blossoms expanding first, as
    in the hawthorn.
(b) Any flattish flower cluster, whatever be the order of
    blooming, or a similar shaped cluster of fruit.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A racemose inflorescence in which the pedicels of the lower flowers are longer than those of the flowers above, bringing all flowers to about the same level.