from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dense, paniclelike flower cluster, as of the lilac, in which the lateral branches terminate in cymes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of inflorescence; a compact panicle having an obscured main axis and cymose subaxes
- n. A thyrsus
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thyrsus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as thyrsus, 1.
- n. In botany, a contracted or ovate panicle, being a mixed or compound form of inflorescence in which the primary ramification is centripetal and the secondary or ultimate is centrifugal.
- n. A small earthenware vessel, of a form resembling that of a pine-cone, especially such a vessel of ancient make.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dense flower cluster (as of the lilac or horse chestnut) in which the main axis is racemose and the branches are cymose
Latin thyrsus, thyrsus; see thyrsus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek θύρσος (thursos) via Latin thyrsus and French thyrse. (Wiktionary)