Definition of flower head in English:

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flower head

Pronunciation: /ˈflou(ə)r ˌhed/
(also flowerhead)


A compact mass of flowers at the top of a stem, especially a capitulum.
Example sentences
  • Seeds were collected from these two rows of the flower head only and at defined days after anthesis.
  • The pipewort family, whose plants put forth a single flower head on one stem, is well represented by three kinds of pipeworts, at least two kinds of bog-buttons, and one species of hatpins.
  • It relates to the disposition of leaves on a stem and seeds in a flower head.

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Syllabification: flow·er head

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