amentaceous

amentaceous

[am-uhn-tey-shuhs]
adjective Botany.
1.
consisting of an ament.
2.
bearing aments.

Origin:
1730–40; ament1 + -aceous

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ament1 (ˈæmənt, ˈeɪmənt)
 
n
another name for catkin Also called: amentum
 
[C18: from Latin āmentum strap, thong]
 
amen'taceous1
 
adj
 
amen'tiferous1
 
adj

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