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Definition 1: a dense cluster of flowers or foliage - [noun denoting plant]

Samples where capitulum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a head of cauliflower
  • a head of lettuce

Synonyms for capitulum in the sense of this definition

(capitulum is a kind of ...) a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus

Definition 2: fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for capitulum in the sense of this definition

(capitulum is a kind of ...) the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

(... is a kind of capitulum ) an ear of corn

(... is part of capitulum) tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

Definition 3: an arrangement of leafy branches forming the top or head of a tree - [noun denoting plant]

(capitulum is a kind of ...) the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant

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