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Meaning of RACEME

Pronunciation:  rey'seem

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  usually elongate cluster of flowers along the main stem in which the flowers at the base open first

RACEME is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: inflorescence, panicle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ra*ceme"\, n. [L. racemus a bunch of berries, a cluster
of grapes. See {Raisin}.] (Bot.)
A flower cluster with an elongated axis and many one-flowered
lateral pedicels, as in the currant and chokecherry.

{Compound raceme}, one having the lower pedicels developed
   into secondary racemes.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An indeterminate inflorescence in which a main main stem produces a series of flowers on lateral stalks, the oldest at the base and the youngest at the top.