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cyme

 (sīm)
n.
A usually flat-topped or convex flower cluster in which the main axis and each branch end in a flower that opens before the flowers below or to the side of it.

[Latin cȳma, young cabbage sprout, from Greek kūma, anything swollen, sprout; see cyma.]

cyme

(saɪm)
n
(Botany) an inflorescence in which the first flower is the terminal bud of the main stem and subsequent flowers develop as terminal buds of lateral stems
[C18: from Latin cӯma cabbage sprout, from Greek kuma anything swollen; see cyma]
cymiferous adj

cyme

(saɪm)

n.
a flat or convex flower cluster in which all the floral stems end with a bloom and the central stem blooms first.
[1595–1605; < Latin cȳma cabbage sprout < Greek kŷma]

cyme

(sīm)
A usually flat-topped or convex flower cluster in which the main stem and each branch end in a flower. Baby's breath and the tomato have cymes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyme - more or less flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens firstcyme - more or less flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens first
inflorescence - the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk
cymule - a small cyme, generally with few flowers
glomerule - a compacted or sessile cyme
scorpioid cyme - a cyme with flowers or branches alternating in opposite ranks
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299 PERSE DION GENOS to PERSE, DION GENOS, was thought to have been Dius) was a native of Cyme in Aeolis, where he was a seafaring trader and, perhaps, also a farmer.
Either in Cyme or Ascra, two sons, Hesiod and Perses, were born to the settler, and these, after his death, divided the farm between them.
Michel Cymes, the star of a French television medical advice program, believes that the remains of some of the 86 Jews tortured and mutilated by SS doctor August Hirt may still be in the anatomy collection of the University of Strasbourg.
Most of the species of Zinowiewia are large (> 20 m tall) trees sometimes with buttressed trunks, and have minute pentamerous flowers arranged in dichasial cymes (Figs.
Inflorescences produced before leaves, subtended by small bracts on reduced cymes with 2-5 flowers per cluster, flowers rarely solitary; peduncles stout, 2-3 mm long, pedicels slender, <2 mm long, with a basal small and caducous bracteole <1 mm, soon deciduous.
The staminate flowers and pistillate cymes are protected by two yellow-greenish bracts, which are involucral, and foliaceous with serrate margins and five-lobed apices (see Figure 1A).
Flowers in lax dichasial cymes, pedicel 2-7 mm long.
Contractor name : PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO PRODUKCYJNO-HANDLOWE CYMES ADAM OLEoW
The tree has small green-yellow flowers with short peduncles (1 to 5 mm) and cymes, which are located beside the leaves.
Small, orange-yellow flowers are borne in dense cymes in the leaf axils.
Flowers are in many flowered irregular corymbose cymes, white or violet coloured tinge.