flat-topped or rounded inflorescence characteristic of the family Umbelliferae in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point; youngest flowers are at the center
A flat-topped or rounded flower-cluster (= inflorescence) in which the individual flower stalks arise from the same point, the youngest flowers being at the centre.
Origin: From umbella
a kind of flower cluster in which the flower stalks radiate from a common point, as in the carrot and milkweed. It is simple or compound; in the latter case, each peduncle bears another little umbel, called umbellet, or umbellule
An umbel is an inflorescence which consists of a number of short flower stalks which are equal in length and spread from a common point, somewhat like umbrella ribs. Umbels can be simple or compound. The secondary umbels of compound umbels are known as umbellules. Umbels are a characteristic of plants such as carrot, parsley, dill, and fennel in the family Apiaceae; ivy, aralia and fatsia in the family Araliaceae; and onion in the family Alliaceae. A compressed cyme is called umbelliform if it resembles an umbel.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
um′bel, n. a form of flower in which a number of stalks, each bearing a flower, radiate from one centre.—adjs. Um′bellate, -d, bearing umbels.—n. Umbell′ifer, any plant of the parsley family.—adj. Umbellif′erous, bearing or producing umbels.—n. Um′bellule, a secondary umbel. [L. umbella, dim. of umbra, a shade.]
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The numerical value of umbel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of umbel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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