|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|catkin (kāt'kĭn) Pronunciation Key
A long, thin, indeterminate inflorescence of tiny, petalless flowers growing on willows, birches, oaks, poplars, and certain other trees. The flowers on a catkin are either all male or all female. The female flowers are usually pollinated by the wind. Also called ament. See illustration at inflorescence.