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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A branched cluster of flowers in which the branches are racemes.

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  • n. A compound raceme.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pyramidal form of inflorescence, in which the cluster is loosely branched below and gradually simpler toward the end.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of inflorescence produced, in its simple and normal type, when a raceme becomes irregularly compound by some of the pedicles developing into peduncles, each bearing several flowers, or branching again and again in the same order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. compound raceme or branched cluster of flowers

Etymologies

Latin pānicula, feminine diminutive of pānus, a swelling, main stalk of a panicle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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