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Definition 1: the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk - [noun denoting plant]

(inflorescence is a kind of ...) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

(... is a kind of inflorescence ) a shortened compact cluster of flowers so arranged that the whole gives the effect of a single flower as in clover or members of the family Compositae

(... is a kind of inflorescence ) a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence

(... is a kind of inflorescence ) flat-topped or rounded inflorescence characteristic of the family Umbelliferae in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point; youngest flowers are at the center

(... is a kind of inflorescence ) flat-topped or convex inflorescence in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points on the main stem to approximately the same height; outer flowers open first

(... is a kind of inflorescence ) an inflorescence consisting of a cluster of flowers

(... is a kind of inflorescence ) more or less flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens first

(... is a kind of inflorescence ) (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis

(inflorescence is a part of ...) a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence

Definition 2: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for inflorescence in the sense of this definition

(inflorescence is a kind of ...) (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

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