HyperDic: ray_flower

English > 1 sense of the expression ray flower:
NOUNplantray flower, ray floretsmall flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower
English > ray flower: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningsmall flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower.
Synonymray floret
Part offlower headA shortened compact cluster of flowers so arranged that the whole gives the effect of a single flower as in clover or members of the family Compositae
Broaderflower, bloom, blossomreproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

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