Definition of headlet in US English:

headlet

noun

  • A little or miniature head; (Botany) each of the parts of a flowering plant that together constitute a compound inflorescence; an umbellule.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Harrison (1535–1593), historian and topographer. From head + -let, in botanical use after classical Latin capitulum flower head of a plant.

Pronunciation

headlet

/ˈhɛdlɪt/