The common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) has its flowers disposed in a kind of panicled raceme called a thyrsus.
He is surrounded by his usual rout of attendants, one of whom bears a thyrsus.
In his left hand is a thyrsus, a kind of javelin, having a fir cone for the head, and being encircled with ivy or vine.
A contracted or elongated inflorescence of this sort is called a thyrsus.
Since I shall never tire, neither night nor day, striking the earth with the thyrsus.
Thyrse or thyrsus, a compact and pyramidal panicle of cymes or cymules, 79.
She used to be followed with many attendants, who had each a thyrsus with serpents twined round it.
Bacchus is generally represented as crowned with ivy or grape leaves and bearing an ivy-circled wand (the thyrsus).
He is an idealist reveling in color: a Platonist brandishing the thyrsus of the Menads.
Come, O thou of golden face, brandishing your thyrsus along Olympus, and restrain the insolence of the blood-thirsty man.
1590s, from Greek thyrsos, literally "stalk or stem of a plant," a non-Greek word of unknown origin. The staff or spear tipped with an ornament like a pine cone, and sometimes wreathed in ivy or vine branches, borne by Dionysus and his votaries.