Definition of sandbar willow
: any of various willows that flourish along streams or on alluvial land: such as a : a much-branched chiefly eastern North American shrubby willow (Salix interior) with lanceolate leaves that are silky when young b : a shrubby chiefly western North American willow (Salix exigua) having leaves permanently silky but otherwise resembling the eastern sandbar willow
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