American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A widely cultivated deciduous tree (Salix babylonica) native to China, having long slender drooping branches and narrow leaves.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Bot.) a tree (Salix babylonica) of the willow family with slender leaves, native to China, whose branches grow very long and slender, and hang down almost perpendicularly. It grows best where soil is moist, as by the banks of streams and is widely cultivated as an ornamental tree.
- n. willow with long drooping branches and slender leaves native to China; widely cultivated as an ornamental
“Israelites hung their harps, there can be no doubt that the weeping willow Salix babylonica, is intended.”
“A gust of wind blew and parted the drooping branches of the weeping willow like a curtain, and Mariam caught a glimpse of what was beneath the tree: the straight-backed chair, overturned.”
“She mowed the flowers to the ground, ate the weeping willow tree my husband had given me on our anniversary and she tap-danced on the hood of my car.”
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