Catkin

A pendulous or erect flower spike made up of bracts, each of which contains a single sex, stalkless flower

catkin

A slender, spikelike, drooping flower cluster.
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Catkin

Usually petal-less flowers arranged in a spike.
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catkin

[n] - a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
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Catkin

Catkins are flowers specialised for wind pollination, found on some trees and shrubs. They are usually either male or female and can be either pendulous or erect. Although, they do not have colourful petals the male flowers are often bright yellow from the numerous anthers.
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Catkin

A drooping spike of small flowers characteristic of some deciduous trees. Male catkins produce pollen; female catkins are pollinated and then develop into fruiting catkins which bear seeds. A spike-like flower cluster that bears scaly bracts and petal-less, unisexual flowers.
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Catkin

Cat'kin noun [ Cat + - kin .] (Botany) An ament; a species of inflorescence, consisting of a slender axis with many unisexual apetalous flowers along its sides, as in the willow and poplar, and (as to the staminate flowers) in the chestnut, oak, hickory, etc. -- so called from its re...
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catkin

<plant biology> A spike in which the flowers are unisexual and without conspicuous perianth. ... (16 Mar 1998) ...
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catkin

ament noun a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
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Catkin

• (n.) An ament; a species of inflorescence, consisting of a slender axis with many unisexual apetalous flowers along its sides, as in the willow and poplar, and (as to the staminate flowers) in the chestnut, oak, hickory, etc. -- so called from its resemblance to a cat`s tail. See Illust. of Ament.
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catkin

(from the article `inflorescence`) A catkin (or ament) is a spike in which the flowers are either male (staminate) or female (carpellate). It is usually pendulous, and the perianth may ... ...of a spike is the cattail (Typha; Typhales). The fleshy spike characteristic of the Araceae (Philodendron; Arales) is called a spadix, and the ......
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Catkin

Compact usually pendulous spike of unisexual flowers, as in birches, willows, poplars, oaks, walnuts.
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catkin

A dry, oblong pendulant flowering spike.
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Catkin

In botany, a catkin is a dense spike of small male or female flowers, usually long and tassel-like.
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catkin

In flowering plants (angiosperms), a pendulous inflorescence, bearing numerous small, usually unisexual flowers. The tiny flowers are stalkless and the petals and sepals are usually absent or much reduced in size. Many types of trees bear catkins, including willows, poplars, and birches. Most plants with catkins are wind-pollinated, so the male...
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Catkin

a spikelike, often pendulous, inflorescence of petalless unisexual flowers, either staminate or pistillate
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Catkin

A catkin or ament is a slim, cylindrical flower cluster, with inconspicuous or no petals, usually wind-pollinated (anemophilous) but sometimes insect-pollinated (as in Salix). They contain many, usually unisexual flowers, arranged closely along a central stem which is often drooping. They are found in many plant families, including Betulaceae, Fag...
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catkin

a spike, usually pendulous, in which the mostly small flowers are unisexual and without a conspicuous perianth; e.g. willows, poplars, oaks and casuarinas. The individual flowers often have scaly bracts; they are generally wind-pollinated. The catkins are usually shed as a unit.
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catkin

a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
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Catkin

A soft, spikelike inflorescence of unisexual flowers typical of many trees and shrubs, often early deciduous.
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Catkin

Compact usually pendulous spike of unisexual flowers, as in birches, willows, poplars, oaks, walnuts.
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catkin

A slender, spikelike, drooping flower cluster.
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Catkin

A scaly-bracted spike with declinous flowers; ament; prominent in willows and poplars.
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catkin

a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
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Catkin

a spikelike, often pendulous, inflorescence of petalless unisexual flowers, either staminate or pistillate
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