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cor·ymb(kôr′ĭmb, -ĭm, kŏr′-)
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.
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(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]
coˈrymbose, coˈrymbous adj
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cor•ymb(ˈkɔr ɪmb, -ɪm, ˈkɒr-)
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]
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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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|Noun||1.||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 height; outer flowers open first|
inflorescence - the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk
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