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An inflorescence having stalked flowers arranged singly along an elongated unbranched axis, with the flowers at the bottom opening first.
[Latin racēmus, a bunch of grapes.]
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(Botany) an inflorescence in which the flowers are borne along the main stem, with the oldest flowers at the base. It can be simple, as in the foxglove, or compound. See panicle
[C18: from Latin racēmus bunch of grapes]
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a simple indeterminate inflorescence in which the flowers are borne on short stalks lying along an elongated main stem, as in the lily of the valley.
[1775–85; < Latin racēmus cluster of grapes]
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A flower cluster in which each flower grows on its own stalk from a common stem. The lily of the valley and snapdragon have racemes.
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|Noun||1.||raceme - usually elongate cluster of flowers along the main stem in which the flowers at the base open first|
flower cluster - an inflorescence consisting of a cluster of flowers
panicle - compound raceme or branched cluster of flowers
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