American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A usually flat-topped or convex flower cluster in which the main axis and each branch end in a flower that opens before the flowers below or to the side of it.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany: An inflorescence of the definite or determinate class; any form of inflorescence in which the primary axis bears a single terminal flower which develops first, the inflorescence being continued by secondary, tertiary, and other axes. The secondary and other axes may be given off on both sides of the primary axis (a dichotomous or biparous cyme or dichasium), or in such a way as to cause the inflorescence to assume a helicoid or scorpioid form (as in the forget-me-not). The term is applied especially to a broad and flattened compound form.
- n. A panicle, the elongation of all the ramifications of which is arrested so that it has the appearance of an umbel.
- n. In architecture, same as cyma.
- n. Also cima.
- n. erroneous form of senna
- n. obsolete, rare A “head” (of unexpanded leaves, etc.); an opening bud.
- n. botany A flattish or convex flower cluster, of the centrifugal or determinate type, on which each axis terminates with a flower which blooms before the flowers below it. Contrast raceme.
- n. architecture = cyma
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A flattish or convex flower cluster, of the centrifugal or determinate type, differing from a corymb chiefly in the order of the opening of the blossoms.
- n. more or less flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens first
- From the French cime, cyme ("top”, “summit"), from the Vulgar Latin cima, from the Latin cȳma ("young sprout of a cabbage”, “spring shoots of cabbage"), from the Ancient Greek κῦμα (kūma, "anything swollen, such as a wave or billow”; “fetus”, “embryo”, “sprout of a plant"), from κύω (kuō, "I conceive”, “I become pregnant”; in the aorist “I impregnate"). For considerably more information, see cyma. (Wiktionary)
- Latin cȳma, young cabbage sprout, from Greek kūma, anything swollen, sprout; see cyma. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But this is what we call a cyme-joint, a cohesion of two curved surfaces, formed in a reflex curve which admits the solvent most reluctantly, or, indeed, not at all, without too long application.”
“Successive repetitions of this sympodial branching on alternate sides of the apparent axis produce a scor - pioid cyme, which is usually developed with more or less regularity (Fig. 10).”
“Now there is already a received and useful botanical word, 'cyme”
“The flowers are 1-2 cm across, yellow, with five pointed lobes on the corolla; they are borne in a cyme of 3-12 together.”
“The _Sedum Acre_ (or Biting Stone-crop) is also named Pepper crop, being a cyme, or head of flowers, which furnishes a pungent taste like that of pepper.”
“Fig. 206 represents a specimen of _Ranunculus acris_, in which the lower and lateral flower-stalks were not only increased in number, but so much lengthened as to form a flat-topped inflorescence -- a corymbose cyme.”
“Smithian herbarium in the Linnean Society, where the ultimate branches of the cyme bear small leaves.”
“And yet the name linden was writ large on those trees, -- on the beautiful gray bark, the alternate method of twig arrangement, the fat red winter buds, which shone in the sunshine like rubies, and especially on the little cymes of pendulous, pea-like fruit, each cyme attached to its membranaceous bract or wing.”
“As he treats of sin, righteousness, and a judgment to cyme, and holds up as sacrifice for sin and a mediator for man the crucified Lord, every heart becomes softened, sinners go by tens and by scores to the anxious seat; Christians become aroused; fear and shame are lost, and all in some way join in the work.”
“The flowers are 12 centimetres (0.40.8 in) across, yellow, with five pointed lobes on the corolla; they are borne in a cyme of 312 together.”
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