Amentaceous
Amentaceous Am`en*ta"ceous, a. [LL. amentaceus.] (Bot.) (a) Resembling, or consisting of, an ament or aments; as, the chestnut has an amentaceous inflorescence. (b) Bearing aments; having flowers arranged in aments; as, amentaceous plants. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • amentaceous — [am΄ən tā′shəs] adj. [ AMENT1 + ACEOUS] Bot. 1. of or like an ament or aments 2. amentiferous …   English World dictionary

  • amentaceous — /am euhn tay sheuhs/, adj. Bot. 1. consisting of an ament. 2. bearing aments. [1730 40; AMENT1 + ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • amentaceous — am·en·ta·ceous …   English syllables

  • amentaceous — am•en•ta•ceous [[t]ˌæm ənˈteɪ ʃəs[/t]] also am•en•tif•er•ous [[t] ˈtɪf ər əs[/t]] adj. bot bearing catkins • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • amentaceous — /æmənˈteɪʃəs/ (say amuhn tayshuhs) adjective 1. consisting of a catkin. 2. bearing catkins. {ament(um) + aceous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • amentaceous — adjective (of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins • Syn: ↑amentiferous • Similar to: ↑productive • Derivationally related forms: ↑ament • Topics: ↑plant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • amentiferous — adjective (of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins • Syn: ↑amentaceous • Similar to: ↑productive • Derivationally related forms: ↑ament (for: ↑amentaceous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Julaceous — Ju*la ceous, a. [See {Julus}.] (Bot.) Like an ament, or bearing aments; amentaceous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ament —   n. catkin.    ♦ amentaceous, a. like or composed of catkins.    ♦ amentiferous, a. bearing catkins.    ♦ amentiform, a. catkin shaped …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • amentum —   n. catkin.    ♦ amentaceous, a. like or composed of catkins.    ♦ amentiferous, a. bearing catkins.    ♦ amentiform, a. catkin shaped …   Dictionary of difficult words

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