Origin of umbel
Examples from the Web for umbel
The point at the top of the stalk from which the blossoms grow is called the "umbel."Wildflowers of the Farm|Arthur Owens Cooke
He strives clearly to reach the bottom, to penetrate even the vital center of the hortensia's umbel.The Book of Masks|Remy de Gourmont
In like manner, a head of flowers becomes sometimes converted into an umbel.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
They are both strong-smelling plants with bulbous roots, radical leaves, and flowers arranged in an umbel with membranous spathes.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
In Eryngium the shortening of the pedicels changes an umbel into a capitulum.
Word Origin for umbel
1590s, from Latin umbella "parasol," diminutive of umbra (see umbrage).