ament

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin āmentum (thong, string).

Noun[edit]

ament (plural aments)

  1. (botany) A catkin or similar inflorescence. [from 18th c.]
    • 1789, Erasmus Darwin, The Loves of the Plants, J. Johnson, p. 9:
      [T]he scales of the ament in the salix rosea, rose-willow, grow into leaves; and produce other kinds of monsters.

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “a- + mental or similar?”)

Noun[edit]

ament (plural aments)

  1. A congenital idiot.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin āmentum (thong, string).

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Noun[edit]

ament m (plural aments)

  1. (botany) ament, catkin

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ament

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of amenen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of amenen

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ament

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of amō

Romanian[edit]

Ament

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian amento, Latin amentum.

Noun[edit]

ament m (plural amenți)

  1. (botany) catkin (a type of inflorescence)

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