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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Flat-topped or convex inflorescence in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points on the main stem to approximately the same height.

Usage examples (19)
  • When cutting these flowers, the whole corymb should be taken, as in this particular case we could not wish for
  • The stem by which the flower is supported unites at the head of the primary branches into thick, short, irregular bundles, in the form of a corymb.
  • In the apple I have observed leafy shoots bearing terminal tufts of leaves where the flower should have been, so that what, under ordinary circumstances would be a...
  • The smaller corymbs are arched or convex, causing the cluster or compound corymb to present an uneven surface; the small flowers are of rich old gold colour, and have... for more
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