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ament

play
noun \ˈa-mənt, ˈā-\

Definition of ament

  1. :  catkin

amentiferous

play \-mən-ˈti-f(ə-)rəs\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of ament

New Latin amentum, from Latin, thong, strap


First Known Use: 1783


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