salix

noun
\ ˈsāliks, ˈsal- \

Definition of salix

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 sense 1, populus , sallow, willow
2 plural salices\ ˈsaləˌsēz , ˈsāl-​ \ : any plant of the genus Salix

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History and Etymology for salix

New Latin, from Latin, willow

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“Salix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salix. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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