- ['kɒrɪmb]noun Botany a flower cluster whose lower stalks are proportionally longer so that the flowers form a flat or slightly convex head.Derivativescorymbose adjectiveOriginC18: from Fr. corymbe or L. corymbus, from Gk korumbos 'cluster'.
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Corymb — Cor ymb (k?r ?mb or ?m; 220), n. [L. corymbus cluster of flowers, Gr. ko rymbos.] (Bot.) (a) A flat topped or convex cluster of flowers, each on its own footstalk, and arising from different points of a common axis, the outermost blossoms… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
corymb — [kôr′im, kôr′imb] n. [Fr corymbe < L corymbus, cluster of fruit or flowers < Gr korymbos; akin to korys: see CORYDALIS] a broad, flat topped cluster of flowers in which the outer flower stalks are long and those toward the center… … English World dictionary
corymb — noun (plural corymbs) Etymology: French corymbe, from Latin corymbus cluster of fruit or flowers, from Greek korymbos Date: 1794 a flat topped inflorescence; specifically ; one in which the flower stalks arise at different levels on the main axis … New Collegiate Dictionary
corymb — corymbed, adj. corymblike, adj. /kawr imb, im, kor /, n. Bot. a form of inflorescence in which the flowers form a flat topped or convex cluster, the outermost flowers being the first to open. See illus. under inflorescence. [1700 10; < L corymbus … Universalium
corymb — noun a cluster of flowers with a flat or convex top … Wiktionary
corymb — corÂ·ymb || kÉ’rÉªmb n. (Botany) cluster of flowers; 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 … English contemporary dictionary
corymb — «us (G). The top, summit a cluster of flowers … Dictionary of word roots and combining forms
corymb — cor·ymb … English syllables
corymb — cor•ymb [[t]ˈkɔr ɪmb, ɪm, ˈkɒr [/t]] n. bot a form of inflorescence in which the flowers form a flat topped or convex cluster • Etymology: 1700–10; < L corymbus < Gk kórymbos head, top, cluster of fruit or flowers cor′ymbed, adj.… … From formal English to slang
corymb — /ˈkɒrɪmb/ (say korimb), / rɪm/ (say rim) noun a form of inflorescence resembling a raceme, but having a relatively shorter rachis and longer lower pedicels, so that the flowers form a flat topped or convex cluster, the outermost flowers being the … Australian English dictionary