1. A flowering; the putting forth and unfolding of blossoms.
2. Bot. (a) The mode of flowering, or the general arrangement and disposition of the flowers with reference to the axis, and to each other. (b) An axis on which all the buds are flower buds.
Inflorescence affords an excellent characteristic mark in distinguishing the species of plants. --Milne.
Centrifugal inflorescence, determinate inflorescence.
Centripetal inflorescence, indeterminate inflorescence. See under Determinate, and Indeterminate.
n 1: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
[syn: blossoming, flowering, florescence, anthesis,
2: the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a