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corymb

Syllabification: cor·ymb
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrˌim(b), ˈkär-
 
/

Definition of corymb in English:

noun

Botany
A flower cluster whose lower stalks are proportionally longer so that the flowers form a flat or slightly convex head.
Example sentences
  • The genus has some species with single flowers, but most have racemes, corymbs or subumbels.
  • As the photo shows, the corymbs bloom first around the edges and the center buds open last.
  • The small white flowers are borne in rather dense corymbs at the ends of the branches.

Origin

early 18th century: from French corymbe or Latin corymbus, from Greek korumbos 'cluster'.

Derivatives

corymbose

1
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrəmˌbōs, ˈkär-, -ˌbōz/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The flowers are several, large, blue, erect, borne in a terminal, corymbose panicle, on long footstalks.
  • Flowers are small, from pale - pink to purple, at the top of the stalk gathered into large corymbose panicle clusters.
  • White Syndrome for corymbose and tabular Acropora, in particular, results in high mortality.

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