ament

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ament a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ament (Bot) A species of inflorescence; a catkin. "The globular ament of a buttonwood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ament In botany, a kind of inflorescence consisting of unisexual apetalous flowers growing in the axils of scales or bracts ranged along a stalk or axis; a catkin. The true ament or catkin is articulated with the branch and is deciduous; it is well seen in the inflorescence of the birch, willow, and poplar, and in the staminate inflorescence of the oak, walnut, and hazel. Also written amentum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ament a scaly sort of spike, as of the willow: a catkin
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. amentum, thong or strap
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. amentum, thong.

Usage

In literature:

Haec est enim vera virtus, ut non ament et quiescant.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
I swear it, by the genii of Amente!
"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace
I got one suit and took the rest out in Ament's old garments, which didn't fit me in any noticeable way.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The tree is so called from the resemblance of the long ament, before opening, to the beads of a necklace.
"Among the Trees at Elmridge" by Ella Rodman Church
Non (ita me di ament) quicquam referre putavi, Vtrumne os an culum olfacerem Aemilio.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
I don't b'lieve in parl'ament no more.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Trees, with alternate pinnate leaves, no stipules, and monoecious flowers, the staminate in aments.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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In news:

Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Finds New Life In Old Friends.
RNDM / From left: Michael Stuverud, Joseph Arthur, Jeff Ament .
Akron born singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur in new band RNDM with Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament .
Amanda Ament and Jake Lemke were married Aug 25, 2012, at the home of the bride in De Pere, Wis. Ben Griffin performed the ceremony.
RNDM Video Q&A: Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Talks New Side Band with Joseph Arthur.
Akron born singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur in new band RNDM with Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament.
Pearl Jam has never forgotten Mother Love Bone, the short-lived Seattle band that produced two of PJ's founding members, guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament.
Jeff Ament, Joseph Arthur and Richard Stuverud channel musical chemistry.
Joseph Arthur, Jeff Ament and Richard Stuverud of RNDM.
Derrick Ament photography exhibit at Blue Pixie .
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. Blue Pixie Studio & Gallery is proud to host an exhibit of photographs by North Lake Tahoe artist Derrick Ament.
Ament make your own jackpot.mov.
In this month's issue of Sunset Magazine, Seattle Artist Jen Ament shows off some elegant pumpkin designs.
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is bringing the band to his home state and will partner with Senator Jon Tester to give two very lucky fans an incredibly rare opportunity at their just announced Missoula concert.
Cherry Valley-Spring-field's Kylie Graham drives past Milford's Peggy Paffenroth during Thursday's game in the Anton Remy Tourn-ament at Milford.
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In science:

Lin, Complex Ginzburg–Landau equations and dynamics of vortices, flaments, and codimension-2 submanifolds, Comm.
The Existence of Multi-vortices for a Generalized Self-dual Chern-Simons Model
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