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English definition of “catkin”

catkin

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæt.kɪn/ us  
a group of small flowers hanging like short pieces of string from the branches of particular trees in the spring: birch/willow/hazel catkinsFlowers and flowering plantsFlowers - general wordsFlowers - general wordsFlowers and flowering plants
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