from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A usually flat-topped flower cluster in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points of the main stem to approximately the same height.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a cluster of flowers with a flat or convex top
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Any flattish flower cluster, whatever be the order of blooming, or a similar shaped cluster of fruit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany: Any flat-topped or convex open flower-cluster.
- n. In a stricter and now the usual sense, a form of indeterminate inflorescence differing from the raceme only in the relatively shorter rachis and longer lower pedicels.
- n. A hemispherical group of zoöphytes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
French corymbe, from Latin corymbus, bunch of flowers, from Greek korumbos, head.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the French corymbe, from the Latin corymbus, from the Ancient Greek κόρυμβος (korumbos). (Wiktionary)