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head
1. A dense cluster of sessile or nearly sessile flowers on a very short axis or receptacle; heart-shaped. 2. Ovate with two rounded lobes and a sinus at the base; commonly used to define such a base. 3. The number of animals, e.g., 40 horses, that would be counted by a farmer/rancher as 40 head of horses, or merely 40 head.
head back
To cut back the main branches of a woody plant severely.
heading back
Cutting a branch back to a bud or side branch to increase the number of shoots, making the plant thicker and bushier.
compound flower head (alt. composite flower head)
A flower head with outer ray flowers forming "petals" surrounding the inner disc flowers, as in the Compositae.
flower head
A group of florets.
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