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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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--Corymb of spikelets (or corymbodium): indeterminate inflorescence with the primary branch spikelets arranged like the flowers of a corymb (Rua, 1999).
The flower may be a single bloom or several in a small corymb (a flat-topped or round-topped inflorescence, but with the lower pedicels longer than the upper) varying in colour from pink to white.
Corymb. Flowers have pedicels that are attached at alternating points along the peduncle.
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Nevertheless I succeeded in finding it about eight miles west of the Falls; touched it and smelled it, and secured a lingering corymb of flowers for my herbarium.