from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A usually flat-topped or convex flower cluster in which the main axis and each branch end in a flower that opens before the flowers below or to the side of it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. erroneous form of senna
- n. A “head” (of unexpanded leaves, etc.); an opening bud.
- n. A flattish or convex flower cluster, of the centrifugal or determinate type, on which each axis terminates with a flower which blooms before the flowers below it. Contrast raceme.
- n. = cyma
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A flattish or convex flower cluster, of the centrifugal or determinate type, differing from a corymb chiefly in the order of the opening of the blossoms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany: An inflorescence of the definite or determinate class; any form of inflorescence in which the primary axis bears a single terminal flower which develops first, the inflorescence being continued by secondary, tertiary, and other axes.
- n. A panicle, the elongation of all the ramifications of which is arrested so that it has the appearance of an umbel.
- n. In architecture, same as cyma.
- n. Also cima.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. more or less flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens first
But this is what we call a cyme-joint, a cohesion of two curved surfaces, formed in a reflex curve which admits the solvent most reluctantly, or, indeed, not at all, without too long application.
Successive repetitions of this sympodial branching on alternate sides of the apparent axis produce a scor - pioid cyme, which is usually developed with more or less regularity (Fig. 10).
Now there is already a received and useful botanical word, 'cyme'
The flowers are 1-2 cm across, yellow, with five pointed lobes on the corolla; they are borne in a cyme of 3-12 together.
The _Sedum Acre_ (or Biting Stone-crop) is also named Pepper crop, being a cyme, or head of flowers, which furnishes a pungent taste like that of pepper.
Fig. 206 represents a specimen of _Ranunculus acris_, in which the lower and lateral flower-stalks were not only increased in number, but so much lengthened as to form a flat-topped inflorescence -- a corymbose cyme.
Smithian herbarium in the Linnean Society, where the ultimate branches of the cyme bear small leaves.
And yet the name linden was writ large on those trees, -- on the beautiful gray bark, the alternate method of twig arrangement, the fat red winter buds, which shone in the sunshine like rubies, and especially on the little cymes of pendulous, pea-like fruit, each cyme attached to its membranaceous bract or wing.
As he treats of sin, righteousness, and a judgment to cyme, and holds up as sacrifice for sin and a mediator for man the crucified Lord, every heart becomes softened, sinners go by tens and by scores to the anxious seat; Christians become aroused; fear and shame are lost, and all in some way join in the work.
The flowers are 12 centimetres (0.40.8 in) across, yellow, with five pointed lobes on the corolla; they are borne in a cyme of 312 together.