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thyrse

 (thûrs)
n.
A branching flower cluster, as of a lilac, in which the central axis is indeterminate and the lateral branches are determinate cymes.

[Latin thyrsus, thyrsus; see thyrsus.]

thyrse

(θɜːs) or

thyrsus

n, pl thyrses or thyrsi (ˈθɜːsaɪ)
(Botany) botany a type of inflorescence, occurring in the lilac and grape, in which the main branch is racemose and the lateral branches cymose
[C17: from French: thyrsus]
ˈthyrsoid, thyrsoidal adj

thyrse

(θɜrs)

also thyrsus



n.
a compact branching inflorescence, as of the lilac, in which the main axis is indeterminate and the lateral axes are determinate.
[1595–1605; < French < Latin thyrsus thyrsus]

thyrse

(thûrs)
A dense flower cluster in which the side branches end in cymes, as in the lilac.
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Noun1.thyrse - a dense flower cluster (as of the lilac or horse chestnut) in which the main axis is racemose and the branches are cymosethyrse - a dense flower cluster (as of the lilac or horse chestnut) in which the main axis is racemose and the branches are cymose
flower cluster - an inflorescence consisting of a cluster of flowers
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Thyrsus
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The inflorescence of blowout penstemon is a thyrse characterized by a series of pairs of opposite leafy bracts subtending individual cymes, called verticillasters, of two to eight flowers (Great Plains Flora Association 1986).
Toutefois, comme le souligne Henri Lemaitre dans son introduction aux Petits Poemes en prose, le poete confirme son interet pour ce symbole dans les premiers paragraphes d'Un mangeur d'opium lorsqu'il precise que le thyrse, forme analogue au caducee, est utilise par Thomas De Quincey pour decrire son esthetique dans Confessions of an English Opium-Eater :
Or, comme Baudelaire propose une traduction des Confessions dans son Mangeur d'opium, on peut supposer que le thyrse sous-tende egalement le Mangeur d'opium et Lemaitre ecrit que << Baudelaire a trouve la, chez un des ecrivains qui lui etaient le plus chers, l'image mythologique qui figure exactement son art >> (xlviii).
A la place du Saint, il a mis une bacchante qui tient un thyrse au lieu de la croix de Saint-Antoine; elle est entouree d'amours au lieu d'anges.
An image of classical sensuality that defiantly substitutes a thyrsus for a cross ("une bacchante qui tient un thyrse au lieu de la croix").
For example, in "Le Thyrse," he associates the straight line with masculine intention, reason, and will, and the curving line ("ligne arabesque") with feminine expression, "sinuosite," and "la promenade de votre fantaisie autour de votre volonte" (173), a consideration to which I shall return shortly.
With respect to Baudelaire's "Le Thyrse," the literal objectivity of the thyrsus would be undermined by its function as a figurative emblem, just as the figurative arabesque lines are articulated through declarative speech.
Krysinska adopts the notion of the arabesque from Baudelaire's brief prose poem dedicated to Franz Liszt, "Le Thyrse," to designate a feminine territory of art.
The inflorescences (= flowering units) of the Amaranthaceae have been described as a dense head, spike, raceme or panicle, or a loose or spike-like thyrse (Eliasson, 1988; Townsend, 1993).
Te voila, rire du Printemps: Les thyrses des lilas fleurissent
The chasmogamous flowers arise from multi-flowered, single-cymed thyrses that do not perforate their leaf sheaths.