am·​en·​ta·​ceous | \ ¦amən¦tāshəs, ¦ām-, -ˌmen- \

Definition of amentaceous

1a : resembling an ament
b : consisting of aments an amentaceous inflorescence

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First Known Use of amentaceous

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for amentaceous

ament entry 1 + -aceous

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“Amentaceous.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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