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1. inflorescence

noun. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms.

Synonyms

  • maturation
  • flowering
  • anthesis
  • ontogeny
  • ontogenesis
  • efflorescence
  • growing
  • florescence
  • blossoming
  • development

Antonyms

  • palingenesis
  • narrowing
  • nonproliferation
  • decrement

Etymology

  • inflorescentia (Latin)

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2. inflorescence

noun. the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk.

Synonyms

  • umbel
  • spike
  • catkin
  • bloom
  • flower
  • bract
  • flower head
  • cyme
  • corymb
  • ament
  • flower cluster

Antonyms

  • fall
  • decrease
  • ill health
  • cenogenesis

Etymology

  • inflorescentia (Latin)

Example sentences of the word inflorescence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Further down the plant's stem, at the base of a leaf in the middle height form one or occasionally two female ears (a spikelet inflorescence).

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