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ETYM French osier: cf. Prov. French oisis, Armor. ozil, aozil, Latin vitex, and Eng. withy.
1. Any of various willows having pliable twigs used in basketry and furniture.
2. Flexible twig of a willow tree.
Any of several trees and shrubs of the willow genus Salix, cultivated for basket making; in particular, s. viminalis.
The name is also applied to several North American dogwoods.
A large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows; Also called: genus Salix.
ETYM Old Eng. salwe, AS. sealh; akin to Old High Germ. salaha, German salweide, Icel. selja, Latin salix, Irish sail, saileach, Gael. seileach, W. helyg, Greek elike.
Any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal.
Sinonimi: willow tree
ETYM Old Eng. wilowe, wilwe, AS. wilig, welig; akin to OD. wilge, Dutch wilg, LG. wilge. Related to Willy.
Any tree or shrub of the genus Salix, family Salicaceae. There are over 350 species, mostly in the northern hemisphere, and they flourish in damp places. The leaves are often lance-shaped, and the male and female catkins are found on separate trees.
North American species include black willow S. nigra and Pacific willow S. lasiandra. The weeping willow S. babylonica is a native of China, cultivated worldwide. Any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix; SYN. willow tree.
ETYM Old Eng. withe, wipi, AS. wîthig a willow, willow twig; akin to German weide willow.
The osier willow (Salix viminalis).