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[am-uh n-tey-shuh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. consisting of an ament.
  2. bearing aments.
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Origin of amentaceous

First recorded in 1730–40; ament1 + -aceous
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Historical Examples

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

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters