an inflorescence consisting of a dense cluster of small, stalkless flowers; capitulum.
Origin of flower head
First recorded in 1835–45
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for flower head
Historical Examples of flower head
The color of the blossom is darker than in red clover, and the flower-head is looser.
When the flower-head is turned toward you, as in the first sketch, its shape is quite like a circle.
Do you notice that the flower-head does not show each blossom, separate and distinct?
The ray-florets curve inwards and “close” the flower-head in dull weather and towards evening.
Capitulum or Flower-head of the Marigold, showing the involucre or whorl of overlapping bracts.
British Dictionary definitions for flower head
an inflorescence in which stalkless florets are crowded together at the tip of the stem
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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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