willow family


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Noun1.willow family - two genera of trees or shrubs having hairy catkins: Salix; Populus
hamamelid dicot family - family of mostly woody dicotyledonous flowering plants with flowers often unisexual and often borne in catkins
order Salicales, Salicales - coextensive with the family Salicaceae
genus Salix, Salix - a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows
genus Populus, Populus - a genus of trees of the family Salicaceae that is found in the northern hemisphere; poplars
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Which member of the willow family is cultivated for basket-making?
Most of the willow family (salix) also is suffering badly from its own variety of borer infestations.
The trees which provide the quickest results are members of the willow family.