corymb

[kawr-imb, -im, kor-] /ˈkɔr ɪmb, -ɪm, ˈkɒr-/
noun, Botany
1.
a form of inflorescence in which the flowers form a flat-topped or convex cluster, the outermost flowers being the first to open.
Origin
1700–10; < Latin corymbus < Greek kórymbos head, top, cluster of fruit or flowers
Related forms
corymbed, adjective
corymblike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for corymbs
corymb (ˈkɒrɪmb, -rɪm)
 
n
an inflorescence in the form of a flat-topped flower cluster with the oldest flowers at the periphery. This type of raceme occurs in the candytuft
 
[C18: from Latin corymbus, from Greek korumbos cluster]
 
'corymbed
 
adj
 
co'rymbose
 
adj
 
co'rymbous
 
adj
 
co'rymbosely
 
adv

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corymbs in Science
corymb
  (kôr'ĭmb, -ĭm)   
An indeterminate inflorescence whose outer flowers have longer stalks than the inner flowers, so that together they form a round cluster that is rather flat on top. The outer flowers open before the inner ones. Yarrow and the hawthorn have corymbs. See illustration at inflorescence.
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Tile value for corymbs

16
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