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
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.
The raceme, which appears about the sixth to the tenth month, will take sixty days more to ripen; good stocks produce three and more bunches a year, each weighing from twenty to eighty pounds.
The sun-bird flashes from raceme to raceme, sampling a dozen blooms, while his noisy rival sips with the air of a connoisseur at one.
The flower cluster (raceme), supported on a stout stalk, consists of 180 to 200 short-stalked flowers arranged in threes around the axis.
When she removed it to join in the raceme quadrille, the torchlight caught the deep auburn tints of her hair.
The flower cluster (raceme), 'supported on a stout stalk, consists of 180 to 200 short-stalked flowers arranged in threes around the axis.
The flowers are cinnamon-scented, sessile in 1-2 simple raceme-like spikes from the axils.
Flowers are small, pale violet in colour, produced on an elongated terminal raceme.