panus, = the thread wound upon the bobbin in a shuttle; a swelling, tumor; an ear of millet;
-ula, = diminutive;
panicula, = a tuft, a panicle on plants;
-atus, = indicates possession or likeness.
(arranged in a panicle – a loose branching of flowers) (ld, BL, Ox)
thursos, = any light straight shaft; commonly the thursus, a wand wreathed in ivy and vine leqves with a pine-cone at the top, carried by devotees of Bacchus.
(thyrse, i.e. a more or less ovoid or ellipsoid panicle, with cymose branches)
flos, floris, = flower. (LS, BL, ld)