American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having, forming, or of the nature of an umbel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, bearing umbels; arranged in umbels; umbel-like: as, umbellate plants, flowers, or clusters.
- In zoöl, having an umbel, as a polyp; umbelliferous; having the shape of an umbel; umbelliform.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Bearing umbels; pertaining to an umbel; umbel-like.
- adj. resembling an umbel in form
- adj. bearing or consisting of or resembling umbels
“Composition also includes a high mesophyl umbellate (Peucedanum morisonii) on chernozem soils with microphyllous deciduous woods (Betula pendula, Populus tremula).”
“M. Fournier mentions an instance in _Pelargonium grandiflorum_, where, owing to the lengthening of the axis, the pedicels, instead of being umbellate, had become racemose; and I owe to the kindness of Dr. Sankey”
“_Trifolium repens_, &c. &c. Another illustration of the sort is that recorded by M. Fournier, wherein the usually umbellate inflorescence of _Pelargonium_ was, through the lengthening of the main stalk, transformed into a raceme.”
“This has been observed in pelargoniums and in the Chinese primrose, in both of which the effect was to replace the umbellate form of inflorescence by a capitate one.”
“This fact at once points to an analogy with the umbellate allies, and induces us to examine the insertion of the flowers more critically.”
“Flowers terminal in umbellate panicles, the umbellets opposite and each bearing”
“-- The delicate, lace-like, umbellate flowers in all the woods.”
“This species, named Clianthus Dampieri by Cunningham, he characterises as having leaves of a slightly different form, but its principal distinction is in its having racemes instead of umbels; at the same time he confidently refers to Dampier's figure and description, both of which prove the flowers to be umbellate, as he describes those of his”
“But as the flowers in this last plant are never strictly umbellate, and as I have met with specimens in which they are rather corymbose, I have no hesitation in referring Dampier's specimen, which many years ago I examined at Oxford, as well as Cunningham's, to”
“Inflorescence terminal, racemose-umbellate: flowers opening before or with the leaves; many-flowered.”
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