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corymb


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corymb  \Cor"ymb\  (k?r"?mb  or  -?m;  220),  n.  [L.  corymbus  cluster 
  of  flowers,  Gr  ????.]  (Bot.) 
  a  A  flat-topped  or  convex  cluster  of  flowers,  each  on  its 
  own  footstalk,  and  arising  from  different  points  of  a 
  common  axis,  the  outermost  blossoms  expanding  first  as 
  in  the  hawthorn. 
  b  Any  flattish  flower  cluster,  whatever  be  the  order  of 
  blooming,  or  a  similar  shaped  cluster  of  fruit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corymb 
  n  :  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 




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