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English noun: capitulum

1. capitulum (plant) a dense cluster of flowers or foliage

SamplesA head of cauliflower.
A head of lettuce.


Broader (hypernym)plant organ

2. capitulum (plant) fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

Synonymsear, spike

Broader (hypernym)fruit

Narrower (hyponym)mealie

Part meronymcorn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays

3. capitulum (plant) an arrangement of leafy branches forming the top or head of a tree

Broader (hypernym)crown, treetop

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