weeping willow
noun Date: 1621 an Asian willow (Salix babylonica) introduced into North America that has slender pendent branches

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  • 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 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 — n. a Chinese willow tree (Salix babylonica) widely grown as an ornamental for its delicate, drooping branches …   English World 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 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 — svyruoklinis gluosnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Salix babylonica), paplitęs rytų Azijoje (Kinijoje). atitikmenys: lot. Salix babylonica angl. Babylon weeping willow;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • weeping willow — noun willow with long drooping branches and slender leaves native to China; widely cultivated as an ornamental • Syn: ↑Babylonian weeping willow, ↑Salix babylonica • Hypernyms: ↑willow, ↑willow tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Salix …   Useful english dictionary

  • weeping willow — liaunašakis gluosnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis kultūrinis augalas (Salix ×sepulcralis). atitikmenys: lot. Salix ×sepulcralis angl. Kemp willow; weeping willow šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • weeping willow — Cockney Rhyming Slang Pillow ere. Get yer head off my weeping willow …   English dialects glossary

  • weeping willow — /wipɪŋ ˈwɪloʊ/ (say weeping wiloh) noun a commonly cultivated willow, Salix babylonica, with long pendulous branches …   Australian English dictionary

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