- a thin, flexible twig; withe
- such twigs or long, woody strips woven together, as in making baskets or furniture
- wickerwork (sense )
Origin: Middle English wiker from Scand, as inch(es) Swedish dialect, dialectal viker, Danish dialect, dialectal vigger, willow, Swedish vika, to bend from Indo-European base an unverified form weig- from source weak
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- A flexible plant branch or twig, as of a willow, used in weaving baskets or furniture.
Origin: Middle English wiker, of Scandinavian origin; see weik-2 in Indo-European roots.