raceme

[ rey-seem, ruh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF raceme

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This form of inflorescence is known technically as a “raceme.”

Spike, an inflorescence like a raceme, only the flowers are sessile, 74.

Now this plant produces several flowers on a raceme and many racemes during a season.

The leaves of this plant are linear and channelled, and the drooping flowers form a raceme of from six to twelve blooms.

In this specimen a raceme of small flowers was included within the enlarged pericarp of a species of Anchusa.

Diagram of a simple cyme in which the axis lengthens, so as to take the form of a raceme.

Four large compound leaves, each consisting of five or seven leaflets, and a raceme of sixty-eight flowers, have Fig. 129.

Its raceme of white flowers and its black berries are also known to me; but alas, only in a garden.

For, as a rule, the nearer the flower to the tip of the raceme in the pear, the shorter the stem on the fruit.

A raceme of flowers, much longer than the leaves, arises from several of the nodes.

WORD ORIGIN

type of flower cluster, 1785, from Latin racemus "a cluster of grapes" (see raisin). Related: Racemic; racemism.

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cone

nouncircular-shaped object with pointed end
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