thyrse


thyrse

noun Botany.

  1. a compact branching inflorescence, as of the lilac, in which the main axis is indeterminate and the lateral axes are determinate.

noun plural thyrses or thyrsi (ˈθɜːsaɪ)

  1. botany a type of inflorescence, occurring in the lilac and grape, in which the main branch is racemose and the lateral branches cymose

  1. A dense inflorescence in which the side branches end in cymes, as in the lilac. Also called thyrsus See more at inflorescence.

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