Definition for THYRSE, or THYR'SUS

THYRSE, or THYR'SUS, n. [L. thyrsus; Gr. θυρσος.]

  1. In botany, a species of inflorescence; a panicle contracted into an ovate form, or a dense or close panicle, more or less of an ovate figure, as in the lilac. Martyn. Smith.
  2. A panicle, whose middle branches are longer than those of the base and apex. Lindley.

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