a cluster of flowers with stalks of nearly equal length which spring from about the same point, like the ribs of an umbrella
Origin of umbelClassical Latin umbella, parasol: see umbrella
designating a family (Apiaceae, order Apiales) of hollow-stemmed, herbaceous, dicotyledonous plants having umbels, including celery and parsley
A flat-topped or rounded flower cluster in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point, characteristic of plants in the parsley family, such as Queen Anne's lace.
Origin of umbelNew Latin umbella, from Latin, parasol, diminutive of umbra, shadow.