1. catkin

noun. a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence.


  • inflorescence

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Sentences with catkin

1. Adjective
The American hornbeam produces catkin flowers, followed by nutlet fruits that are 1/3 of an inch long and fall with the leaflike female flowers still attached.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A catkin is a flowering, downy spike of male seeds that droop off the branches and are carried on the wind to pollinate.