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or thyr·soi·dal

adjective Botany.
  1. having somewhat the form of a thyrsus.
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Origin of thyrsoid

First recorded in 1820–30, thyrsoid is from the Greek word thyrsoeidḗs thyrsuslike. See thyrsus, -oid
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Historical Examples of thyrsoid

  • A pretty evergreen species, with oval leaves, and terminal, thyrsoid panicles of white flowers.

    Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs

    A. D. Webster

  • Flowers red or rose-coloured, and arranged in short, thyrsoid panicles.