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Proliferous


PROLIF'EROUS, adjective [infra.] In botany, prolific; as a proliferous flower.

A proliferous stem is one which puts forth branches only from the center of the top, or which shoots out new branches from the summits of the former ones, as the pine and fir.

A proliferous umbel is a compound umbel which has the umbellicle subdivided.