Definition of "raceme" [ra•ceme]

  • An inflorescence having stalked flowers arranged singly along an elongated unbranched axis, as in the lily of the valley. (noun)

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Use "raceme" in a sentence
  • "In the monstrous fruit the axis is prolonged, and forms a kind of raceme or catkin, surrounded at the base by numerous bracts, as in many _Amentaceæ_."
  • "Birth flower, May, lily of the valley, stemless convallariaceous herb, Convallaria majalis, with a raceme of drooping, bell-shaped fragrant white flowers."
  • "One of the specimens had a raceme of flowers above a foot long."