Umbel meaning

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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.
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A cluster of flowers with stalks of nearly equal length which spring from about the same point, like the ribs of an umbrella.
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Designating a family (Apiaceae, order Apiales) of hollow-stemmed, herbaceous, dicotyledonous plants having umbels, including celery and parsley.
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A flat or rounded indeterminate inflorescence in which the individual flower stalks (called pedicels) arise from about the same point on the stem at the tip of the peduncle. The geranium, milkweed, and onion have umbels. Umbels usually show centripetal inflorescence, with the lower or outer flowers blooming first.
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(botany) A flat-topped or rounded flower-cluster (= inflorescence) in which the individual flower stalks arise from the same point, the youngest flowers being at the centre.
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Origin of umbel

  • New Latin umbella from Latin parasol diminutive of umbra shadow

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

  • Borrowing from Latin umbella ("umbrella").

    From Wiktionary