noun wil·low \ˈwi-(ˌ)lō\

: a tree that has long, narrow leaves and strong, thin branches that are used to make baskets

Full Definition of WILLOW

:  any of a genus (Salix of the family Salicaceae, the willow family) of trees and shrubs bearing catkins of apetalous flowers and including forms of value for wood, osiers, or tanbark and a few ornamentals
:  an object made of willow wood; especially :  a cricket bat
wil·low·like \-lō-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of WILLOW

Middle English wilghe, wilowe, from Old English welig; akin to Middle High German wilge willow
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with WILLOW

WILLOW Defined for Kids


noun wil·low \ˈwi-lō\

Definition of WILLOW for Kids

:  a tree or bush with narrow leaves, catkins for flowers, and tough flexible stems sometimes used in making baskets
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