Definition of botryose in English:

botryose

adjective

Biology Mycology
  • Shaped like a bunch of grapes; (in early use) bearing flowers in clusters or racemes, which develop successively from the base upward. Now chiefly Mycology.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Asa Gray (1810–1888), botanist. From ancient Greek βότρυς cluster of grapes + -ose, after German botrytisch.

Pronunciation

botryose

/ˈbɒtrɪəʊs//ˈbɒtrɪəʊz/