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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Salicaceae — the willows.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of trees or shrubs including the willow, osier, and the like, growing usually in wet grounds.
  • n. A tree or shrub of any kind of willow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of apetalous trees and shrubs, the willows, type of the order Salicineæ, and characterized by a disk or perianth reduced to one or two distinct glands, and a one-celled ovary with a short two-cleft style, and two placentæ each bearing commonly from four to eight ovules, arranged in two ranks.

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

  • n. a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows

Etymologies

From Latin salix ("willow") (Wiktionary)

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