What does inflorescence mean?

Definitions for inflorescence
ˌɪn flɔˈrɛs əns, -floʊ-, -flə-in·flo·res·cence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence(noun)

    the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms

  2. inflorescence(noun)

    the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk


  1. inflorescence(Noun)

    flower cluster

  2. inflorescence(Noun)

    (eventual etymological fallacy) a beginning to flower

  3. Origin: From inflorescentia, from inflorescere ("to begin to flower"), inchoative verb of florere ("to flower").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inflorescence(noun)

    a flowering; the putting forth and unfolding of blossoms

  2. Inflorescence(noun)

    the mode of flowering, or the general arrangement and disposition of the flowers with reference to the axis, and to each other

  3. Inflorescence(noun)

    an axis on which all the flower buds

  4. Origin: [L. inflorescens, p. pr. of inflorescere to begin to blossom; pref. in- in + florescere to begin to blossom: cf. F. inflorescence. See Florescent.]


  1. Inflorescence

    An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches. Morphologically, it is the part of the shoot of seed plants where flowers are formed and which is accordingly modified. The modifications can involve the length and the nature of the Internodes and the phyllotaxis, as well as variations in the proportions, compressions, swellings, adnations, connations and reduction of main and secondary axes. Inflorescence can also be defined as the reproductive portion of a plant that bears a cluster of flowers in a specific pattern. The stem holding the whole inflorescence is called a peduncle and the main stem holding the flowers or more branches within the inflorescence is called the rachis. The stalk of each single flower is called a pedicel. The fruiting stage of an inflorescence is known as an infructescence. A flower that is not part of an inflorescence is called a solitary flower and its stalk is also referred to as a peduncle. Any flower in an inflorescence may be referred to as a floret, especially when the individual flowers are particularly small and borne in a tight cluster, such as in a pseudanthium.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inflorescence

    in-flor-es′ens, n. character or mode of flowering of a plant. [Fr.,—L. inflorescensinflorescĕre, to begin to blossom.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Inflorescence

    A cluster of FLOWERS (as opposed to a solitary flower) arranged on a main stem of a plant.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inflorescence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inflorescence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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