white willow


: a large willow (Salix alba) of Eurasia and northern Africa that is often cultivated and has silky pubescent leaves, gray bark, and light soft tough wood

called also Huntingdon willow

: any of several American willows having canescent leaves

Word History

First Known Use

1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of white willow was in 1527

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“White willow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20willow. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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