inflorescence

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin inflōrēscentia, from inflōrēscō (I begin to flower), inchoative verb of flōreō (I flower).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnfləˈɹɛsəns/, /ˌɪnflɔːˈɹɛsəns/

Noun[edit]

inflorescence (countable and uncountable, plural inflorescences)

  1. (botany) Flower cluster; a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches.
  2. An instance of a plant beginning to flower.

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