a drooping, deciduous, scaly spike of unisexual flowers without petals, as on poplars, walnuts, and birches; ament
Origin of catkinDutch katteken, diminutive of katte, cat: from resemblance to a cat's tail
A dense, cylindrical, often drooping cluster of unisexual apetalous flowers found especially in willows, birches, and oaks. Also called ament .
Origin of catkinFrom obsolete Dutch katteken kitten diminutive of katte cat (from its resemblance to a kitten's tail) from Germanic kattuz
male hazel catkins