Definitions for racemereɪˈsim, rə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ra•cemereɪˈsim, rə-(n.)

  1. a simple indeterminate inflorescence in which the flowers are borne on short stalks lying along an elongated main stem, as in the lily of the valley.

    Category: Botany

Origin of raceme:

1775–85; < L racēmus cluster of grapes

ra•cemed′(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. raceme(noun)

    usually elongate cluster of flowers along the main stem in which the flowers at the base open first

Wiktionary

  1. raceme(Noun)

    An indeterminate inflorescence in which the flowers are arranged along a single central axis.

  2. Origin: From racemus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raceme(noun)

    a flower cluster with an elongated axis and many one-flowered lateral pedicels, as in the currant and chokecherry

Freebase

  1. Raceme

    A raceme is a type of inflorescence that is unbranched and indeterminate and bears pedicellate flowers — flowers having short floral stalks called pedicels — along the axis. In botany, axis means a shoot, in this case one bearing the flowers. In a raceme, the oldest flowers are borne towards the base and new flowers are produced as the shoot grows. A plant that flowers on a showy raceme may have this reflected in its scientific name, e.g. Cimicifuga racemosa. A compound raceme is called a panicle. A spike is a type of raceme in which individual flowers are sessile. The term spikelet can refer to a small spike, although it is primarily used to refer to the ultimate flower cluster unit in the grasses, in which case the stalk supporting the cluster becomes the pedicel. A true spikelet comprises one or more florets enclosed by two glumes, and is not a raceme. A spadix is a form of spike in which the florets are densely crowded along the axis. They are enclosed or accompanied by a highly specialized bract called a spathe and are a characteristic of the Araceae family.

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