Origin of panicleClassical Latin panicula, tuft on plants, panicle, diminutive of panus, a swelling, ear of millet: see panic
A yellow panicle of a Tabebuia aura tree.
A lilac is an example of a panicle.
Origin of panicleLatin pānicula feminine diminutive of pānus a swelling, main stalk of a panicle
- pan′i·cled pa·nic′u·late′
- (botany) A compound raceme.
From Latin panicula, diminutive of panus (“ear of millet, literally 'thread wound on a bobbin'"), from Ancient Greek Ï€á¿†Î½Î¿Ï‚ (pÄ“nos, “web"), Ï€Î·Î½Î¯Î¿Î½ (pÄ“nion, “bobbin").
- The spikelets form a loose panicle,)(Ix.
- Pratense (Avena flavescens) with a loose panicle and yellow shining spikelets is a valuable foddergrass.
- H the secondary floral axes give rise to tertiary ones, the raceme is branching, and forms a panicle, as in Yucca gloriosa.
- (After Buckman.) oat or panicled oats with a spreading panicle, A.
- The flowers of the horsechestnut, which are white dashed with red and yellow, appear in May, and sometimes, but quite exceptionally, again in autumn; they form a handsome erect panicle, but comparatively few of them afford mature fruit.