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Catkins

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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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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