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NOUN (1)

1. a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence;
[syn: catkin, ament]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Catkin \Cat"kin\ (k[a^]t"k[i^]n), n. [Cat + -kin.] (Bot.) An ament; a species of inflorescence, consisting of a slender axis with many unisexual apetalous flowers along its sides, as in the willow and poplar, and (as to the staminate flowers) in the chestnut, oak, hickory, etc. -- so called from its resemblance to a cat's tail. See Illust. of Ament. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

catkin n 1: a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence [syn: catkin, ament]