Willow - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪloʊ|  American pronunciation of the word willow
Brit.  |ˈwɪləʊ|  British pronunciation of the word willow

noun

- 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

Examples

...the dependent willow branches swayed in the gentle breeze...

We sat in the shade of a willow tree.

...the descendant branches of a weeping willow...

The path was overhung with willow trees.

...the whippy branches of a weeping willow...

not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins

the pendulous branches of a weeping willow

she was slender as a willow shoot is slender

The interior was comparted by willow screens.

Word forms

noun
singular: willow
plural: willows
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