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English definition of “inflorescence”


noun uk   /ˌɪn.flɔːˈres.əns/ specialized us  
[C] in a plant, a flower or group of flowers on the stem, or the way they are arrangedParts of plants [U] the forming of buds and flowers on a plantParts of plants
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