Amentiferous
Amentiferous Am`en*tif"er*ous, a. [L. amentum + -ferous.] (Bot.) Bearing catkins. --Balfour. [1913 Webster]

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  • amentiferous — [am΄ən tif′ər əs] adj. [< AMENT1 + FEROUS] Bot. bearing aments …   English World dictionary

  • amentiferous — adjective see ament …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amentiferous — /am euhn tif euhr euhs/, adj. Bot. bearing aments or catkins. [1850 55; AMENT1 + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • amentiferous — am·en·tif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • amentiferous — /æmənˈtɪfərəs/ (say amuhn tifuhruhs) adjective bearing amenta or catkins …   Australian 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

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

  • Alexey Skvortsov — Alexey K. Skvortsov(9 February 1920 8 May 2008)A prominent and influential Russian botanist and naturalist, a world renowned specialist on amentiferous plants willows (Salix), poplars (Populus), and birches (Betula) as well as plants of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Hamamelidae —   Hamamelidae …   Wikipedia Español

  • ament —   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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