Weeping tree
Weeping tree Weep"ing tree (a) Any tree having pendulous branches. (b) A tree from which honeydew or other liquid secretions of insects drip in considerable quantities, esp. one infested by the larv[ae] of any species of the genus {Ptylus}, allied to the cuckoo spits, which in tropical countries secrete large quantities of a watery fluid. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • weeping tree broom — n. a small shrubby tree of New Zealand having weeping branches and racemes of white to violet flowers followed by woolly indehiscent 2 seeded pods. Note: a broom is any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weeping tree broom — noun small shrubby tree of New Zealand having weeping branches and racemes of white to violet flowers followed by woolly indehiscent two seeded pods • Hypernyms: ↑broom • Member Holonyms: ↑Chordospartium, ↑genus Chordospartium …   Useful english dictionary

  • Weeping willow — Weep ing wil low (Bot.) a tree ({Salix babylonica}) of the willow family with slender leaves, native to China, whose branches grow very long and slender, and hang down almost perpendicularly. It grows best where soil is moist, as by the banks of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weeping willow — weeping willows N COUNT A weeping willow is a type of willow tree. It has long thin branches that hang down to the ground …   English dictionary

  • weeping willow — noun count a tree with thin leaves and long branches that bend downward …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • weeping — (weep) weep·ing || wɪːpɪŋ v. cry; shed tears; mourn with tears; exude liquid, drip (as with sweat) weep·ing || wɪːpɪŋ adj. crying, sobbing; exuding liquid; dripping; drooping over (about tree branches) wɪːp n. cry; fit of crying v.… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • weeping willow — n. a Chinese willow tree (Salix babylonica) widely grown as an ornamental for its delicate, drooping branches …   English World dictionary

  • weeping willow — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms weeping willow : singular weeping willow plural weeping willows a tree with thin leaves and long branches that bend downwards …   English dictionary

  • Weeping 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

  • weeping fig — svyruoklinis fikusas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ficus benjamina), paplitęs Azijos ir Australijos atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Ficus benjamina angl. benjamin tree; Java fig; Javatree; tropic… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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