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umbellule

[uhm-buh l-yool, uhm-bel-yool] /ˈʌm bəlˌyul, ʌmˈbɛl yul/
noun
1.
one of the secondary umbels in a compound umbel.
Origin of umbellule
1785-1795
1785-95; < New Latin umbellula, equivalent to Latin umbell(a) (see umbel) + -ula -ule
Related forms
umbellulate
[uhm-bel-yuh-lit, -leyt] /ʌmˈbɛl yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for umbellule

umbellule

/ʌmˈbɛljuːl; ˈʌmbɪˌljuːl/
noun
1.
any of the small secondary umbels that make up a compound umbel
Derived Forms
umbellulate (ʌmˈbɛljʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin umbellula, diminutive of Latin umbella; see umbel
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