a compound raceme.
any loose, diversely branching flower cluster.
- pan·i·cled, adjective
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How to use panicle in a sentence
Unlike the other species of the same genus, its flowers form an erect spreading panicle, and the glumes are not keeled.The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
Your case of the panicle with open flowers being sterile is parallel to that of Leersia oryzoides.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II | Charles Darwin
The pretty red or rose-coloured flowers are arranged in a very loose terminal panicle, and have no scent.
The flowers are sessile, in little rounded heads; the whole inflorescence forming an irregular umbel or a loose panicle.
The flowers are very numerous, of a bright golden yellow-colour, forming a dense, terminal panicle.
British Dictionary definitions for panicle
a compound raceme, occurring esp in grasses
any branched inflorescence
- panicled, adjective
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Scientific definitions for panicle
A branched indeterminate inflorescence in which the branches are racemes, so that each flower has its own stalk (called a pedicel) attached to the branch. Oats and sorghum have panicles. See illustration at inflorescence.
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