05 January 2010


Another gift from a crossword puzzle, raceme was the answer to the clue "flower arrangement." Well, it's not exactly a flower arrangement in the sense of a bouquet, or a wreath, but it is a description of how a flower might be designed, or arranged.


Raceme Ra*ceme" (r[.a]*s[=e]m"; 277), n. [L. racemus a bunch
of berries, a cluster of grapes. See Raisin.] (Bot.)
A flower cluster with an elongated axis and many one-flowered
lateral pedicels, as in the currant and chokecherry.
[1913 Webster]

Compound raceme, having the lower pedicels developed
into secondary racemes.
[1913 Webster]

-- From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48

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

-- From WordNet (r) 2.0

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