corymb

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From the French corymbe, from the Latin corymbus, from the Ancient Greek κόρυμβος (kórumbos).

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corymb (plural corymbs)

  1. (botany) A cluster of flowers with a flat or convex top.
    • 1855 June 5, T. Appleby, “Plants for Baskets”, in George W. Johnson and Robert Hogg, editors, The Cottage Gardener, and Country Gentleman’s Companion: A Journal of Horticulture, Rural and Domestic Economy, Botany, and Natural History, volume XIV, number CCCXLIX, London: Published for the proprietors, [], OCLC 503937615, page 161, column 2:
      Hoya carnosa (Thick-leaved).—Foliage large, flowers in large drooping corymbs; they are of a pinkish-white colour, and contain, or rather yield, drops of pure sweet honey; hence this fine old plant is known as the Honey plant.

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