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Meaning of UMBEL

Pronunciation:  'umbul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  flat-topped or rounded inflorescence characteristic of the family Umbelliferae in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point; youngest flowers are at the center

UMBEL is a 5 letter word that starts with U.


 See Also: inflorescence



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Um"bel\, n. [L. umbella a little shadow, umbrella, dim.
of umbra shade. See {Umbrella}.] (Bot.)
A kind of flower cluster in which the flower stalks radiate
from a common point, as in the carrot and milkweed. It is
simple or compound; in the latter case, each peduncle bears
another little umbel, called umbellet, or umbellule.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A racemose inflorescence in which all the individual flower stalks arise in a cluster at the top of the peduncle and are of about equal length.