Pussy willow
Pussy Pussy, n. [Dim. of puss.] 1. A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl. [1913 Webster]

2. A catkin of the pussy willow. [1913 Webster]

3. The game of tipcat; -- also called {pussy cat}. [1913 Webster]

{Pussy willow} (Bot.), any kind of willow having large cylindrical catkins clothed with long glossy hairs, especially the American {Salix discolor}; -- called also {glaucous willow}, and {swamp willow}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pussy Willow — is a name given to many of the smaller species of the genus Salix (willows and sallows) when their furry catkins are young in early spring. These species include (among many others): * Goat willow or goat sallow ( Salix caprea ), a small tree… …   Wikipedia

  • Pussy willow — Willow Wil low, n. [OE. wilowe, wilwe, AS. wilig, welig; akin to OD. wilge, D. wilg, LG. wilge. Cf. {Willy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Salix}, including many species, most of which are characterized often used as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pussy willow — ► NOUN ▪ a willow with soft fluffy catkins that appear before the leaves …   English terms dictionary

  • pussy willow — pussy .willow n [U and C] a tree with white flowers that are soft like fur …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pussy willow — pussy ,willow noun count or uncount a small tree with flowers that look like pieces of soft gray fur …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pussy willow — ☆ pussy willow n. any of several willows bearing velvetlike catkins before the leaves; esp., a deciduous shrub or tree (Salix discolor) with large, silvery catkins …   English World dictionary

  • pussy willow — noun 1. small willow of eastern North America having greyish leaves and silky catkins that come before the leaves (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Salix discolor • Hypernyms: ↑willow, ↑willow tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Salix, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pussy willow — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms pussy willow : singular pussy willow plural pussy willows a small tree with flowers that look like pieces of soft grey fur …   English dictionary

  • pussy willow — spalvingasis karklas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Salix discolor), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Salix discolor angl. American pussy willow; pussy willow šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pussy willow — pilkasis karklas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, rauginis augalas (Salix cinerea), paplitęs Azijoje ir Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Salix cinerea angl. gray sallow; gray willow; pussy willow vok. asch Weide;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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