|corymb (ˈkɒrɪmb, -rɪm)|
|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]|
|corymb (kôr'ĭmb, -ĭm) Pronunciation Key
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.