| Share
 

Catkins

The inflorescence of hazel, birch, willow, and some other trees; so called from their resemblance to a cat's tail.

See the yellow catkins cover
All the slender willows over.

Mary Howitt: Voice of Spring, stanza 2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Catkins from Infoplease:

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring