?What is an ‘ent’?
Ent. An ant who is having a sexual identity crisis!
The shepherds of the trees.
'Elves began it, of course, waking trees up and teaching them to speak and learn their tree-talk. They always wished to talk to everything, the old Elves did. But then the Great Darkness came, and they passed away over the Sea, or fled into far valleys and hid themselves, and made songs about days that would never come again. Never again.'
Ents are a race of beings in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy world Middle-earth who closely resemble trees. They are similar to the talking trees in folklore around the world. Their name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for giant.
Ask bagster - but if memory serves, an “ent” is a tree creature from Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.”
It is as mentioned a mythological sentient tree with the power to control other trees. The reason that is relevant is because ents are known for being isolationists that talk for days without getting to the point and take forever to make a decision.