an unbranched flower cluster, consisting of a single central stem or rachis, along which individual flowers grow on small stalks at intervals, blooming from the base toward the apex, as in the lily of the valley
Origin of racemeClassical Latin racemus, cluster of grapes
An inflorescence having stalked flowers arranged singly along an elongated unbranched axis, with the flowers at the bottom opening first.
Origin of racemeLatin racēmus a bunch of grapes
From Latin racÄ“mus (“cluster, bunch").