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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cat·kin /ˈkætkən/
 柔荑花,(如柳絮等)

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cat·kin n.  Bot. An ament; a species of inflorescence, consisting of a slender axis with many unisexual apetalous flowers along its sides, as in the willow and poplar, and (as to the staminate flowers) in the chestnut, oak, hickory, etc. -- so called from its resemblance to a cat's tail. See Illust. of Ament.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 catkin
      n : a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence [syn: ament]