from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An inflorescence with clusters of cymes arising in pairs in the axils of opposite bracts, as in most mints.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botonay, a form of inflorescence in which the flowers are arranged in a seeming whorl, consisting in fact of a pair of opposite axillary, usually sessile, cymes or clusters, as in many of the Labiatæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) A whorl of flowers apparently of one cluster, but composed of two opposite axillary cymes, as in mint. See
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- noun botany A
whorlof flowersapparently of one cluster, but composed of two opposite axillary cymes, as in mint.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin verticillastēr : Latin verticillus, whorl; see verticil + Latin astēr, star; see aster.]
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Latin verticillus a whirl + aster a star.
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