cor·ymb (kôrĭmb, -ĭm, kŏr-)
A usually flat-topped flower cluster in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points of the main stem to approximately the same height.
[French corymbe, from Latin corymbus, bunch of flowers, from Greek korumbos, head; see ker-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
corym·bose′ (-ĭm-bōs′), co·rymbous (kə-rĭmbəs) adj.
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