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cyme


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cyme  \Cyme\  (s?m),  n.  [L.  cyma  the  young  sprount  of  a  cabbage, 
  fr  Gr  ???,  prop.,  anything  swollen,  hence  also  cyme,  wave, 
  fr  ???  to  be  pregnant.]  (Bot.) 
  A  flattish  or  convex  flower  cluster,  of  the  centrifugal  or 
  determinate  type  differing  from  a  corymb  chiefly  in  the 
  order  of  the  opening  of  the  blossoms. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cyme 
  n  :  more  or  less  flat-topped  cluster  of  flowers  in  which  the 
  central  or  terminal  flower  opens  first 




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