willow herb


: any of a genus (Epilobium) of herbs of the evening-primrose family
especially : fireweed sense b

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Under the tutelage of James Wood, a renowned botanist and the head of the Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre, participants discovered a species of willow herb that had never before been found that far north. Jayme Moye, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Mar. 2023 The formula’s key ingredients include soothing willow herb, lipo hydroxy acid for gentle exfoliation, ginseng extract to tackle inflammation and botanical oils for hydration. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 Right at your feet, a mushy tundra is rich in colorful life eking out an existence: White Arctic bell heather, willow herb, drooping saxifrage, Arctic poppy, and lousewort fern. John Oseid, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 Baobab seed oil, oat oil, and willow herb are the three building blocks of this pleasant balm, and will leave your skin feeling calm and healed after every shave. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 Instead, your best options are soothing formulas that contain ingredients like aloe vera and willow herb—these are less likely to irritate reactive skin types and can offer a cooling, refreshing feeling. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 25 Dec. 2021 Fields of rosebay willow herb, statuesque and hazy pink, put a pop of color into the otherwise gray day. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of willow herb was in 1578

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“Willow herb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/willow%20herb. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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