Thyrse meaning

thûrs
A branching flower cluster, as of a lilac, in which the central axis is indeterminate and the lateral branches are determinate cymes.
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A dense inflorescence in which the side branches end in cymes, as in the lilac.
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(botany) A type of inflorescence; a compact panicle having an obscured main axis and cymose subaxes.
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(archaic) A thyrsus.
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Origin of thyrse

  • Latin thyrsus thyrsus thyrsus

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

  • From Ancient Greek θύρσος (thursos) via Latin thyrsus and French thyrse.

    From Wiktionary