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Noun: capitulum (capitula)  ku'pi-chu-lum
  1. A dense cluster of flowers or foliage
    "a capitulum of cauliflower";
    - head
  2. Fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
    - ear, spike
  3. An arrangement of leafy branches forming the top or head of a tree

Derived forms: capitula

Type of: crown, fruit, plant organ, treetop

Part of: corn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays

Encyclopedia: Capitulum