What does umbel mean?

Definitions for umbelˈʌm bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word umbel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. umbel(noun)

    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


  1. umbel(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From umbella

Webster Dictionary

  1. Umbel(noun)

    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


  1. Umbel

    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

  1. Umbel

    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.]


  1. Umbel

    Umbel helps media companies identify, monetize, and deliver premium audience segments. We leverage online social data at great scale to deliver refined, actionable insights across web, mobile, local and global audiences via patent-pending technology.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of umbel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of umbel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Images & Illustrations of umbel

  1. umbel

Translations for umbel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for umbel »


Find a translation for the umbel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these umbel definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"umbel." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 17 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/umbel>.

Are we missing a good definition for umbel? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for umbel:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.