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corymb

cor·ymb

 (kôr′ĭmb, -ĭm, kŏr′-)
n.
A usually flat-topped flower cluster in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points of the main stem to approximately the same height.

[French corymbe, from Latin corymbus, bunch of flowers, from Greek korumbos, head; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cor′ym·bose′ (-ĭm-bōs′), co·rym′bous (kə-rĭm′bəs) adj.
cor′ym·bose′ly adv.

corymb

(ˈkɒrɪmb; -rɪm)
n
(Botany) 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]
ˈcorymbed adj
coˈrymbose, coˈrymbous adj
coˈrymbosely adv

cor•ymb

(ˈkɔr ɪmb, -ɪm, ˈkɒr-)

n.
a form of inflorescence in which the flowers form a flat-topped or convex cluster.
[1700–10; < Latin corymbus < Greek kórymbos head, top, cluster of fruit or flowers]
cor′ymbed, adj.
cor′ymb•like`, adj.

cor·ymb

(kôr′ĭmb, kôr′ĭm)
A flower cluster whose outer flowers have longer stalks than the inner flowers, so that together they form a round cluster that is rather flat on top. Yarrow and the hawthorn have corymbs.
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Noun1.corymb - flat-topped or convex inflorescence in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points on the main stem to approximately the same heightcorymb - 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; outer flowers open first
inflorescence - the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk
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By May, there are attractive corymbs of creamy white flowers that give way eventually to big bunches of the most luscious of red berries, almost see-through like redcurrants.
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The hermaphrodite flowers are produced in corymbs of 9-15, each flower about 12 to 15 mm diameter with five sepals which are three angle and flat, five white petals, 20 stamens and three or four (rarely two) styles.
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Its leaves are pinnate with ellyptic toothed leaflets, heads are creamy yellow, in terminal corymbs with phyllaries 10 mm long.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, 1/4" in 1" flat corymbs, not especially noticeable.