Definition of 'catkin'
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Already the hazel catkins are releasing pollen in the wind and you can virtually see the daffodils and rhubarb growing.The Sun (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But how far they go depends a great deal on the warmth of the winter and the abundance or otherwise of birch catkins.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
They are long green and orange catkins, while the female flowers are small and green.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Long green catkins are appearing on the yellow twigs, with small green leaves on either side.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
At closer quarters, one can see that there are also little green catkins hanging from the twigs.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Female catkins are less showy.Winter Garden Glory (1993) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
At the same time as the new leaves, dangling golden catkins appear, looking very bright against the dark foliage.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
In summer the larger male catkins appear from the tips of the newly sprouted shoots, whilst the smaller, green female ones are set much further back.The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)
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