• synonyms


[sahy-mohs, sahy-mohs]
adjective Botany.
  1. bearing a cyme or cymes.
  2. of or of the nature of a cyme.
Show More

Origin of cymose

First recorded in 1800–10, cymose is from the Latin word cymōsus full of shoots. See cyme, -ose1
Related formscy·mose·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cymose

Historical Examples of cymose

  • The flowers are stellate, cymose, on stems rising from the heart of the leafy rosettes.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7


British Dictionary definitions for cymose


  1. having the characteristics of a cyme
Show More
Derived Formscymosely, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012