thyrsoid

thyrsoid

[thur-soid]
adjective Botany.
having somewhat the form of a thyrsus.
Also, thyrsoidal.


Origin:
1820–30; < Greek thyrsoeidḗs thyrsuslike. See thyrsus, -oid

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thyrse or thyrsus (θɜːs, ˈθɜːsəs)
 
n , pl thyrses, thyrsi
botany a type of inflorescence, occurring in the lilac and grape, in which the main branch is racemose and the lateral branches cymose
 
[C17: from French: thyrsus]
 
thyrsus or thyrsus (θɜːs, ˈθɜːsəs, ˈθɜːsaɪ)
 
n
 
[C17: from French: thyrsus]
 
'thyrsoid or thyrsus
 
adj

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