EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun an inflorescence in which the primary axis bears a single central or terminal flower that blooms first. a flat or convex inflorescence of this type. Origin of cyme 1595–1605;
cabbage sprout <
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Examples from the Web for cyme Historical Examples of cyme British Dictionary definitions for cyme noun an inflorescence in which the first flower is the terminal bud of the main stem and subsequent flowers develop as terminal buds of lateral stems Derived Forms cymiferous ( saɪˈmɪfərəs), adjective Word Origin for cyme
C18: from Latin
cӯma cabbage sprout, from Greek kuma anything swollen; see cyma
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A usually flat-topped or convex determinate inflorescence in which the central main stem and each side branch end in a flower. The flowers in the cluster begin blooming from the flower on the main stem downwards or outwards. Baby's breath, dogwood, and the tomato have cymes.
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