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umbellule

[uhm-buh l-yool, uhm-bel-yool]
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noun
  1. one of the secondary umbels in a compound umbel.
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Origin of umbellule

1785–95; < New Latin umbellula, equivalent to Latin umbell(a) (see umbel) + -ula -ule
Related formsum·bel·lu·late [uhm-bel-yuh-lit, -leyt] /ʌmˈbɛl yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for umbellule

umbellule

noun
  1. any of the small secondary umbels that make up a compound umbel
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Derived Formsumbellulate (ʌmˈbɛljʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjective

Word Origin

C18: from New Latin umbellula, diminutive of Latin umbella; see umbel
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