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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Catkins.
 
The inflorescence of hazel, birch, willow, and some other trees; so called from their resemblance to a cat’s tail.   1
       
“See the yellow catkins cover
All the slender willows over.”
       
Mary Howitt: Voice of Spring, stanza 2.
 


 Catius.Cat-lap. 

 
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