weeping willow love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A widely cultivated deciduous tree (Salix babylonica) native to China, having long slender drooping branches and narrow leaves.

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  • n. A decorative variety of willow tree with especially pendulous branches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. willow with long drooping branches and slender leaves native to China; widely cultivated as an ornamental

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  • "I caught a glimpse of his dark tormented face. He had what we used to call a 'weeping willow' mustache."

    --Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder

    September 7, 2010