plural noun Am·en·tif·er·ae \ˌamənˈtifəˌrē, ˌām-\

Definition of Amentiferae

in some classifications

  1. :  a group, class, or other category including the dicotyledonous plants that bear aments

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Origin and Etymology of amentiferae

New Latin, from amentum ament + -i- + -ferae (feminine plural of -fer) — more at ament

First Known Use: 1849

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to cast off or become cast off

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