Webster 1913 Edition
[Of the same origin as
A catkin or ament. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.In botany, a catkin or ament, a species of calyx or inflorescence, consisting of chaffy scales arranged along a stalk, as in hazel, birch, willow, &c.
2.A genus of multiped insects, of the order of Apters, of a semi-cylindrical form, with moniliform antennae, and two articulated palpi.