Willow definition

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To open and clean (textile fibers) with a willow.
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Something, such as a cricket bat, that is made from willow.
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Designating a family (Salicaceae, order Salicales) of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs including poplars.
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A machine with revolving spikes for cleaning raw wool, cotton, etc.
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A willow is defined as a tree with narrow leaves and flexible limbs in the genus Salix.

An example of a willow is a tree with flexible twigs that are used to weave baskets.

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The definition of willow is the tree with narrow leaves and flexible limbs in the genus Salix.

An example of willow used as an adjective is in the phrase "willow tree."

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A textile machine consisting of a spiked drum revolving inside a chamber fitted internally with spikes, used to open and clean unprocessed cotton or wool.
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Any of various deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Salix, having usually narrow leaves, unisexual flowers borne in catkins, and strong lightweight wood.
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The wood of any of these trees.
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(informal) A baseball bat or cricket bat.
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Any of a genus (Salix) of trees and shrubs of the willow family, having usually narrow leaves, single, slipper-shaped bud scales, and staminate and pistillate catkins borne on separate plants: the flexible twigs of certain species are used in weaving baskets, chair seats, etc.
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The wood of any of these trees.
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A female given name of modern usage.
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A town in Oklahoma.
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A town in Wisconsin.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
willow
Plural:
willows

Origin of willow

  • Middle English wilowe from Old English welig wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From willow

    From Wiktionary