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Definition of Umbel

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flower cluster having stalks which extend from a common center (Botany)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
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umbel
\um"bel\ (?), n. [l. umbella a little shadow, umbrella, dim. of umbra shade. see umbrella.] (bot.) 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.
umbel
n : 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


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. 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
(hypernym) inflorescence
Umbel Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Botanical Glossary of Taxonomic Terminology
an indeterminate, convex or flat-topped inflorescence in which the pedicels of the cluster arise from a common point
Umbel Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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UMBEL, short for Upper Mapping and Binding Exchange Layer, is an extracted subset of OpenCyc, providing the Cyc data in an RDF ontology based on SKOS and OWL 2. According to its Web site, UMBEL "is designed to help content interoperate on the Web."

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An umbel is an inflorescence which consists of a number of short flower stalks (called pedicels) which spread from a common point, somewhat like umbrella ribs. The arrangement can vary from being flat topped to almost spherical. Umbels can be simple or compound. The secondary umbels of compound umbels are known as umbellules. The arrangement of the inflorescence in umbels is referred to as umbellate, or occasionally subumbellate (almost umbellate).

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