weeping willow

noun

Definition of weeping willow

: an Asian willow (Salix babylonica) introduced into North America that has slender pendent branches

Examples of weeping willow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elsewhere in the backyard, there are several unusual plants, including a large weeping willow tree. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Apr. 2022 When Elaine did finally erect a memorial to its victims in April, the remembrance -- a weeping willow tree -- was chopped down, Olson says. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 19 May 2021 When Elaine did finally erect a memorial to its victims in April, the remembrance -- a weeping willow tree -- was chopped down, Olson says. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 19 May 2021 When Elaine did finally erect a memorial to its victims in April, the remembrance -- a weeping willow tree -- was chopped down, Olson says. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 19 May 2021 When Elaine did finally erect a memorial to its victims in April, the remembrance -- a weeping willow tree -- was chopped down, Olson says. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 19 May 2021 Family and close friends shared joyful stories beneath a weeping willow. David Biller, Star Tribune, 22 Sep. 2020 The weeping willow has a relative in the Arctic (Salix herbacea) that tops out at less than 2 inches. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 5 Nov. 2019 And the gardens are like an impressionist painting come to life, with water lilies, weeping willows, wisterias, and the famous green Japanese bridge. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of weeping willow

1621, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of weeping willow was in 1621

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22 Apr 2022

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“Weeping willow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeping%20willow. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for weeping willow

weeping willow

noun

Kids Definition of weeping willow

: a willow originally from Asia that has slender drooping branches

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