New Latin īnflōrēscentiafrom Late Latin īnflōrēscēnsīnflōrēscent-present participle ofīnflōrēscereto begin to flower Latin in-intensive pref.in–2 Latin flōrēscereto begin to blossomflorescence
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latininflōrēscentia, from inflōrēscō (“I begin to flower”), inchoative verb of flōreō (“I flower”).
Inflorescence Sentence Examples
Hardy bulbs of the garlic family, some species of which are ornamental; the inflorescence is umbellate.
End of branch of inflorescence slightly enlarged.
The Monandreae have been subdivided into twenty-eight tribes, the characters of which are based on the structure of the anther and pollinia, the nature of the inflorescence, whether terminal or lateral, the vernation of the leaf and the presence or absence of a joint between blade and sheath, and the nature of the stem.
A flower dissected and gummed on the sheets will often retain the colour which it is impossible to preserve in a crowded inflorescence.