from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A characteristic arrangement of flowers on a stem.
- n. A flower cluster.
- n. A flowering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. flower cluster
- n. a beginning to flower
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A flowering; the putting forth and unfolding of blossoms.
- n. The mode of flowering, or the general arrangement and disposition of the flowers with reference to the axis, and to each other.
- n. An axis on which all the buds are flower buds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A beginning to blossom; a flowering; the unfolding of blossoms.
- n. In botany, the arrangement of flowers on the axis and in relation to each other.
- n. See the adjectives.
- n. In botany:
- n. The portion of a plant devoted to reproduction, including the flowers, peduncles, rachides, general axes, flower-stalks, scapes, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
- n. the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk
New Latin īnflōrēscentia, from Late Latin īnflōrēscēns, īnflōrēscent-, present participle of īnflōrēscere, to begin to flower : Latin in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + Latin flōrēscere, to begin to blossom; see florescence.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin inflorescentia, from inflorescere ("to begin to flower"), inchoative verb of florere ("to flower"). (Wiktionary)