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ament Syllabification: am·ent
Pronunciation: /ˈāment/

Definition of ament in English:


A catkin.
Example sentences
  • The flowers, both male and female, are grouped in aments that appear before the leaves.
  • We made no observation for pistillate aments, because they were too small and thin to observe
  • The female aments of green alder are covered by exterior bud scales, unlike speckled alder in which the aments are lacking the outer scales (naked buds).


Mid 18th century: from Latin amentum 'thong'.

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