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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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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.
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|Noun||1.||cyme - 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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