Inflorescence meaning

ĭnflə-rĕsəns
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A cluster of flowers arranged in a characteristic way on a stem.
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The process of flowering.
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The producing of blossoms; flowering.
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The arrangement of flowers on a stem or axis.
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A flower cluster on a common axis.
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Flowers collectively.
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A solitary flower, regarded as a reduced cluster.
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A group of flowers growing from a common stem, often in a characteristic arrangement.
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(botany) Flower cluster.
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A beginning to flower.
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Origin of inflorescence

  • New Latin īnflōrēscentia from Late Latin īnflōrēscēns īnflōrēscent- present participle of īnflōrēscere to begin to flower Latin in- intensive pref. in–2 Latin flōrēscere to begin to blossom florescence

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin inflōrēscentia, from inflōrēscō (“I begin to flower”), inchoative verb of flōreō (“I flower”).

    From Wiktionary