Variant of thyrsus
- a staff tipped with a pine cone and sometimes entwined with ivy or vine leaves, which Dionysus, the satyrs, etc. were represented as carrying
- Bot. a flower cluster in which the main stem is racemose and the secondary stems are cymose, as in the lilacalso thyrse
Origin: L from Glassical Greek thyrsos; uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to Hittite tuwarsa-, grape vine
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