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[uhm-buh-lit, -leyt, uhm-bel-it]
  1. having or forming an umbel or umbels.
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Origin of umbellate

1750–60; < New Latin umbellātus, equivalent to Latin umbell(a) (see umbel) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsum·bel·lar, um·bel·lat·ed, adjectiveum·bel·late·ly, adverbsub·um·bel·lar, adjectivesub·um·bel·late, adjectivesub·um·bel·lat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for umbellate

Historical Examples of umbellate

  • Flowers greenish, 5-parted, solitary or in umbellate clusters in the axils.

    Trees of the Northern United States

    Austin C. Apgar

  • I have also met with it in Trifolium repens, in the umbellate variety of the common primrose, and in the scarlet geranium.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Cochlearia with leaves like Plantaginella, (Limosella aquatica,) and umbellate pods.

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn

  • Its large deep-red, umbellate blossoms are visible from afar gleaming among the green vegetation along the coast.