: catkin
amentiferous adjective

Word History


New Latin amentum, from Latin, thong, strap

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ament was in 1783

Dictionary Entries Near ament

Cite this Entry

“Ament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ament. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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