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Definition of "inflorescence" [in•flo•res•cence]

  • A characteristic arrangement of flowers on a stem. (noun)
  • A flower cluster. (noun)
  • A flowering. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inflorescence" in a sentence
  • "Apart from the gathering odor, which can be strong and pungent, the maturing inflorescence is marked by a number of striking elements."
  • "Flowers: Its crested inflorescence is ornately rippled and brilliantly colored."
  • "When the spikelets are sessile or borne directly along an elongated axis as in _Enteropogon melicoides_ the inflorescence is a"