[am-uh n-tey-shuh s]

adjective Botany.

consisting of an ament.
bearing aments.

Nearby words

  1. amenorrhea,
  2. amenorrhea-galactorrhea syndrome,
  3. amenorrhoea,
  4. amensalism,
  5. ament,
  6. amental,
  7. amentia,
  8. amentiferous,
  9. amer.,
  10. amerasian

Origin of amentaceous

First recorded in 1730–40; ament1 + -aceous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for amentaceous

  • Instances of this kind may be met with in willows, hazels, alders, and other amentaceous plants.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters