Definition of ament in English:

ament

noun

Botany
  • A catkin.

    • ‘The flowers, both male and female, are grouped in aments that appear before the leaves.’
    • ‘The female aments of green alder are covered by exterior bud scales, unlike speckled alder in which the aments are lacking the outer scales (naked buds).’
    • ‘We made no observation for pistillate aments, because they were too small and thin to observe’
    • ‘Some plants produce both male and female aments; others produce male aments on one plant and female on another.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin amentum thong.

Pronunciation:

ament

/ˈāmənt//ˈāment/