salix

noun \ˈsāliks, ˈsal-\

Definition of salix

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Salicaceae) of shrubs and trees that have the bracts of the catkin entire and only 2 to 10 stamens and that are widely distributed in temperate and cold regions — compare osier 1, populus, sallow, willow

  2. 2 plural salices \ˈsaləˌsēz, ˈsāl-\ :  any plant of the genus Salix

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Origin and Etymology of salix

New Latin, from Latin, willow — more at sallow


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