Definition of umbellate in English:

umbellate

adjective

Botany
  • See umbel

    • ‘Agapanthus is a very variable genus, yet they are all broadly similar in appearance, with rhizomatous roots, strap-like leaves and an umbellate inflorescence on a stalk held above the leaves.’
    • ‘These are blooming on small plants with 3’ long umbellate flowers heavily spotted with red-maroon, with a red-purple lip.’
    • ‘When conditions are favorable the plant produces a single, thick stem that contains hundreds of yellow umbellate flowers producing numerous seeds per umbellate.’
    • ‘Milkweed fruits would in pairs (each flower produces 2), on stalks, and almost always in umbellate inflorescences rather than on something spicate like yours looks.’

Pronunciation

umbellate

/ˈʌmbəleɪt/