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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk; The time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms.

Usage examples (32)
  • Apart from the gathering odor, which can be strong and pungent, the maturing inflorescence is marked by a number of striking elements.
  • The inflorescence is a simple slender curved spike.
  • But in grasses the unit of the inflorescence is the = spikelet = and not the flower.
  • The inflorescence is a leafy panicle of many small spikes enclosed in spathiform bracts. for more
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