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Willow Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a textile machine having a system of revolving spikes for opening and cleaning raw textile fibers
  • any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix ,
  • a textile machine having a system of revolving spikes for opening and cleaning raw textile fibers

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Willow Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


About 350.

Willows are a family of trees and shrubs which have many differences in size and type of growth, but are very much alike in other respects. There are about 350 species of this plant in all the world, usually found on moist soils in cooler zones in the Northern Hemisphere. Many hybrids are known, both naturally occurring and in cultivation, because willows are very fertile between their own species.

Some smaller species may also be known by the common names osier and sallow; the last name comes from the same word as the Latin salix.

Weeping Willow in Auckland, New Zealand


Meaning of the Name 'Willow'


  • Meaning: Slender:graceful. From the willow tree noted for slender graceful branches and leaves.
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Female


'Willow' example sentence in quotations


* And the wind said May you be as strong as the oak, yet flexible as the birch may you stand as tall as the redwood, live gracefully as the willow and may you always bear fruit all your days on this earth. - Native American Prayer


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Willow Sample Sentences in News


  • Willow & Shea opens pop-up store in town
    Online retailer Willow & Shea will be opening a pop-up store in Greenwich for the holiday season. Read more on this news related to 'Willow'
  • California officer kills teen after machete attack
    WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said. Read more on this news related to 'Willow'
  • Willow trees are cost-efficient cleaners of contaminated soil
    Using broad-leaved trees such as willow trees in the phytoremediation of contaminated soils constitutes a cost-efficient method for restoring mining areas and landfills, according to new research. The project studied willow tree growth in contaminated soils in Finland and Russia. Read more on this news related to 'Willow'

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