(comparative more paniculate, superlative most paniculate)
- Having a branched cluster of flowers.
Strictly, the adjective should be used only when the inflorescence branches into racemes, but usage is extended by botanists to include similar branching structures such as corymbs and thyrses. The comparative and superlative forms can be used only informally.
Variant of panicle
Origin of panicleClassical Latin panicula, tuft on plants, panicle, diminutive of panus, a swelling, ear of millet: see panic