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A flat-topped or rounded flower cluster in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point, characteristic of plants in the parsley family, such as Queen Anne's lace.
[New Latin umbella, from Latin, parasol, diminutive of umbra, shadow.]
(Botany) an inflorescence, characteristic of umbelliferous plants, in which the flowers arise from the same point in the main stem and have stalks of the same length, to give a cluster with the youngest flowers at the centre
[C16: from Latin umbella a sunshade, from umbra shade]
umbellate, umbellar, ˈumbelˌlated adj
an inflorescence in which a number of flower stalks or pedicels, nearly equal in length, spread from a common center.
[1590–1600; < Latin umbella a sunshade, derivative of umbra shadow, shade]
A flat or rounded flower cluster in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point on the stem. The geranium, milkweed, and onion have umbels.
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|Noun||1.||umbel - flat-topped or rounded inflorescence characteristic of the family Umbelliferae in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point; youngest flowers are at the center|
inflorescence - the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk