1. A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl.
2. A catkin of the pussy willow.
3. The game of tipcat; also called pussy cat.
(Science: botany) pussy willow, any kind of willow having large cylindrical catkins clothed with long glossy hairs, especially the American salix discolour.
Synonym: glaucous willow, and swamp willow.
Origin: dim. Of puss.