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The catkins contain the male flowers that shed pollen.
Llewellyn is a master of revealing the intricacies of the small-scale elements of such big creatures, things such as the winged fruit of the maple or the male catkins of the red oak, spilling over their twigs like waterfalls.
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CATKIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catkin for English Language Learners
: a bunch of flowers that grow in close rows on the branches of trees (such as willows or birches)
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