Raceme meaning

rā-sēm, rə-
An inflorescence having stalked flowers arranged singly along an elongated unbranched axis, with the flowers at the bottom opening first.
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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.
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An inflorescence having stalked flowers arranged singly along an elongated unbranched axis, with the flowers at the bottom opening first.
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An indeterminate inflorescence in which each flower grows on its own stalk from a common stem. The lily of the valley and snapdragon have racemes.
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(botany) An indeterminate inflorescence in which the flowers are arranged along a single central axis.
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Origin of raceme

  • Latin racēmus a bunch of grapes

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

  • From Latin racÄ“mus (“cluster, bunch").

    From Wiktionary