flower head

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noun Botany.

an inflorescence consisting of a dense cluster of small, stalkless flowers; capitulum.

Origin of flower head

First recorded in 1835–45
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flower head

noun

an inflorescence in which stalkless florets are crowded together at the tip of the stem
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flower head in Science

flower head

A short, dense, indeterminate inflorescence of sessile flowers, as of composite plants or clover. See more at composite family.
A very dense grouping of flower buds, as in broccoli and cauliflower.
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