catkin

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catkin

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From Middle Dutch katteken (catkin, literally little cat), equivalent to cat +‎ -kin. Compare German Kätzchen.

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catkin (plural catkins)

  1. (botany) A type of inflorescence, consisting of a slender axis with many unisexual apetalous flowers along its sides, as in the willow and poplar.

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