wicker

noun
wick·​er | \ ˈwi-kər \

Definition of wicker

1 : a small pliant twig or branch (as of osier) : withe
2a : wickerwork
b : something made of wicker

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wicker adjective

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The couple went for a trendy look by contrasting dark wicker with white fabrics. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "6 Ways Eric and Jessie James Decker Turned Their House Into a Cozy Oasis," 2 Feb. 2019 There's a bit of greenery up here in the form of tree boxes and Astroturf, as well as plastic wicker furniture and gas fire pits. Adele Chapin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Washington, D.C.," 12 July 2018 In the sitting room, wicker disks and mismatched furniture create a surprising variety of materials and textures; where bamboo, robe and cane find harmony with Missoni and Svenstenn textiles. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Vivacious Canadian Lake House With a Joyful Sense of Irreverence," 24 Dec. 2018 The load included up to a fortnight of rations, a saw, a wicker basket, a shovel, a waterskin, a sickle, and a pickaxe, as well as weapons, armor, and a shield. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Overloaded Soldier: Why U.S. Infantry Now Carry More Weight Than Ever," 26 Dec. 2018 The patio, with its cushioned wicker furniture, offers a comfortable vantage point for people watching. Donald Liebenson, chicagotribune.com, "Ravinia's new dining options include Lawn Bar," 26 June 2018 As with Bunny Mellon’s fondness for wicker, there is a utility to American beauty. Reed Krakoff, Town & Country, "Tiffany & Co. Wants to Change the Rules of How to Wear a Diamond," 27 Nov. 2018 Natural furniture made from rattan and wicker are common, but too much of a good thing can feel very matchy-matchy, and sometimes a little too busy. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Coastal Design," 2 Nov. 2018 The hotel restaurant features farm-to-table ingredients amidst wicker chairs shaped like shells, and Metsavaht's atmospheric black and white photography of Rio's beaches hang on the walls. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "This New Rio de Janeiro Hotel Offers Eco-Chic Vibes–in a City Known for Over-the-Top Glamour," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of wicker

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wicker

Middle English wiker, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect vikker willow, Old Norse veikr weak — more at weak

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wicker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wicker

: thin twigs or sticks that are woven together to make furniture and baskets

wicker

noun
wick·​er | \ ˈwi-kər \

Kids Definition of wicker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a flexible twig (as of willow) used especially in making baskets or furniture

wicker

adjective

Kids Definition of wicker (Entry 2 of 2)

: made of wicker wicker furniture

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