white willow

(redirected from common willow)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to common willow: Grey Willow
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white willow - large willow tree of Eurasia and North Africa having greyish canescent leaves and grey barkwhite willow - large willow tree of Eurasia and North Africa having greyish canescent leaves and grey bark
genus Salix, Salix - a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows
willow, willow tree - any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Stone was attracted to the common willow tree (Salix alba vulgaris), because he noticed that this flourished in the parts of his parish in which 'agues' (fevers) were common.
In 1763 he wrote to the president of the Royal Society, the most prestigious scientific body at that time, reporting that he had treated fever in about 50 of his parishioners, using increasing doses of a powder prepared from the dried bark of the common willow.
Burn some common willow bark, mix the ashes with strong vinegar, and apply frequently.