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Definition of the adjective amentiferous
What does amentiferous mean as an attribute of a noun?
- (of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins
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Amentiferous trees or shrubs, with alternate, simple, sti- puled, often feather- veined leaves, and unisexual flowers, which have small scales in place of a perianth. Stamens opposite the scales. Ovary 2-celled ; ovules 1 in each cell, pendulous, ...
Word Parts Dictionary (2000)
Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan
base catkin (amentaceous, amentiferous) ametro- [Gr. ametros, irregular] comb irregular, imperfect (ametrometer, ametropia) amic-¡ [L. amicus, friend] base friend (amicable, amicableness) -amic2 [ML am(monia), ammonia + -ic] suf ...
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Amentiferous shrubs or small trees, with resinous glands, alternate leaves, and unisexual flowers. Perianth 0. Stamens 2-8, usually in the axil of a bract; anthers 2-4-celled. Ovary 1-celled, with hypogynous scales; ovule solitary, orthotropal ...
by Alan Christensen
amentiferous Descriptive of a plant bearing aments.
amentiferous (ämëntîf'ërüs) a. [L. атм/ат, a thong ; ferre, to carry.] Amentaceous. amentum(ämën'tům) n. [L. amentum, a thong.] A catkin, consisting of а bracted axis bearing unisexual flowers as in ...
by James Stormonth
dimon-tä'shits, producing amenta or catkins: amentiferous, a. - tisser-its ...
and then it is called an amentum or catkin, hence such trees are called amentiferous; at other times it becomes succulent, bearing numerous flowers, surrounded by a sheathing bract or spathe, and then it constitutes a spadia, which may ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1894)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature
and then it is called an amentum or catkin, hence such trees are called amentiferous; at other times it becomes succulent, bearing numerous flowers, surrounded by a sheathing bract or spathe, and then it constitutes a ir, which may be ...
These two families, along with the willow family and walnut family, constitute the amentiferous groups — a name referring to the characteristic catkins or aments. In all of them the stamens and pistils are in separate flowers, so that the plants are ...
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1N1T1I1F4E1R1O1U1S1
The value of this 12-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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