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catkin

an inflorescence consisting of a spike, usually hanging, of much reduced flowers of either sex: occurs in birch, hazel, etc.

catkin

[′kat·kən]
(botany)
An indeterminate type of inflorescence that resembles a scaly spike and sometimes is pendant.
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OUTSIDE the greenhouse, the hazel is full of catkins - I wonder if it's going to be another bumper year for blossom?
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