from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An inflorescence having stalked flowers arranged singly along an elongated unbranched axis, as in the lily of the valley.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An indeterminate inflorescence in which the flowers are arranged along a single central axis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A flower cluster with an elongated axis and many one-flowered lateral pedicels, as in the currant and chokecherry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cluster; specifically, in botany, a simple inflorescence of the centripetal or indeterminate type, in which the several or many flowers are borne on somewhat equal axillary pedicels along a relatively lengthened axis or rachis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. usually elongate cluster of flowers along the main stem in which the flowers at the base open first
Latin racēmus, a bunch of grapes.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin racēmus ("cluster, bunch"). (Wiktionary)