Ament Am"ent, n. [L. amentum thong or strap.] (Bot.) A species of inflorescence; a catkin. [1913 Webster]

The globular ament of a buttonwood. --Coues. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ament — may refer to:* Ament (botany), a cylindrical flower cluster * Ament (goddess), an ancient Egyptian fertility goddessPeople with the surname Ament:* Jeff Ament (born 1963), American rock bassist * Pat Ament (born 1946), American rock climber * Tom …   Wikipedia

  • ament — AMÉNT, amenţi, s.m. Inflorescenţă a unor arbori sau arbuşti, formată din flori foarte mici unisexuate înşirate de a lungul unui ax şi care atârnă ca un ciucure; mâţişor, mâţ. – Din it. amento, lat. amentum. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Ament — ist der Name folgender Personen: Hermann Ament (* 1935), deutscher Prähistoriker Jeff Ament (* 1963), US amerikanischer Musiker Siehe auch: Amenti (auch Amenu), altägyptischer Gott, der „Westliche“, das männliche Pendant zu Amentet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ament — Divinité égyptienne modifier  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ament — (n.) person born an idiot, 1894, from L. amentia madness, from amentem mad, from a away from + mentem mind (see MIND (Cf. mind) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ament — ament1 [am′ənt, ā′mənt] n. [< L amentum, thong, strap] CATKIN ament2 [ā′ment΄, ā′mənt] n. [back form. < AMENTIA] a person with a severe congenital mental deficiency; mentally retarded person …   English World dictionary

  • ament — ament1 /am euhnt, ay meuhnt/, n. Bot. catkin. [1785 95; < NL, L amentum strap, thong] ament2 amental /ay men tl/, adj. /ay ment, ay meuhnt/, n. a person who has amentia. [1890 95; < L ament (s. of amens out of one s mind, mad), equiv. to a A 4 +… …   Universalium

  • ament — n. someone with deficient intellectual development; half wit, imbecile; catkin, long cylindrical cluster of blossoms cat·kin || kætkɪn n. long cylindrical cluster of small flowers without petals (found in willows, birches, and oaks, also… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ament — noun Etymology: New Latin amentum, from Latin, thong, strap Date: 1791 catkin • amentiferous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ament — noun a) A catkin or amentum b) A congenital idiot …   Wiktionary

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