Definition of ament in English:


Syllabification: am·ent
Pronunciation: /ˈāment, ˈam-


  • A catkin.
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    • 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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