cor´ymb|like´

cor´ymb|like´
cor|ymb «KR ihmb, -ihm; KOR-», noun.
Botany. a flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the outer flowers blossom first. Cherry blossoms and candytuft are corymbs. Small flowers on short stems grow from a longer, central stem to form a round cluster, rather flat on top.
[< New Latin corymb < Latin corymbus cluster of fruit or flowers < Greek kórymbos top, cluster (of fruit)]
cor´ymb|like´, adjective.

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  • cor|ymb — «KR ihmb, ihm; KOR », noun. Botany. a flat topped cluster of flowers in which the outer flowers blossom first. Cherry blossoms and candytuft are corymbs. Small flowers on short stems grow from a longer, central stem to form a round cluster,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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