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Meaning of CATKIN

Pronunciation:  'katkin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
 

CATKIN is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: ament
 
 See Also: inflorescence

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cat"kin\, 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}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A spike in which the flowers are unisexual and without conspicuous perianth.
 

 

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