Inflorescence



[in-flaw-res-uh ns, -floh-, -fluh-] /ˌɪn flɔˈrɛs əns, -floʊ-, -flə-/

noun
1.
a flowering or blossoming.
2.
Botany.

/ˌɪnflɔːˈrɛsəns/
noun
1.
the part of a plant that consists of the flower-bearing stalks
2.
the arrangement of the flowers on the stalks
3.
the process of flowering; blossoming
n.

1760, from Modern Latin inflorescentia, from Late Latin inflorescentem (nominative inflorescens) “flowering,” present participle of Latin inflorescere “to come to flower,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + florescere “to begin to bloom” (see flourish).
inflorescence
(ĭn’flə-rěs’əns)

A group of flowers growing from a common stem, often in a characteristic arrangement. Also called flower cluster.

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