willow tree

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Noun1.willow tree - any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salixwillow tree - any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix
genus Salix, Salix - a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows
osier - any of various willows having pliable twigs used in basketry and furniture
Huntingdon willow, Salix alba, white willow - large willow tree of Eurasia and North Africa having greyish canescent leaves and grey bark
Salix alba sericea, Salix sericea, silver willow, silky willow - North American willow with greyish silky pubescent leaves that usually blacken in drying
cricket-bat willow, Salix alba caerulea - Eurasian willow tree having greyish leaves and ascending branches
arctic willow, Salix arctica - low creeping shrub of Arctic Europe and America
Babylonian weeping willow, Salix babylonica, weeping willow - willow with long drooping branches and slender leaves native to China; widely cultivated as an ornamental
Salix blanda, Salix pendulina, Salix pendulina blanda, Wisconsin weeping willow - hybrid willow usually not strongly weeping in habit
pussy willow, Salix discolor - small willow of eastern North America having greyish leaves and silky catkins that come before the leaves
sallow - any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
almond-leaves willow, peachleaf willow, peach-leaved willow, Salix amygdaloides - willow of the western United States with leaves like those of peach or almond trees
hoary willow, Salix candida, sage willow - North American shrub with whitish canescent leaves
brittle willow, crack willow, Salix fragilis, snap willow - large willow tree with stiff branches that are easily broken
prairie willow, Salix humilis - slender shrubby willow of dry areas of North America
dwarf willow, Salix herbacea - widely distributed boreal shrubby willow with partially underground creeping stems and bright green glossy leaves
gray willow, grey willow, Salix cinerea - Eurasian shrubby willow with whitish tomentose twigs
arroyo willow, Salix lasiolepis - shrubby willow of the western United States
Salix lucida, shining willow - common North American shrub with shiny lanceolate leaves
black willow, Salix nigra, swamp willow - North American shrubby willow having dark bark and linear leaves growing close to streams and lakes
bay willow, laurel willow, Salix pentandra - European willow tree with shining leathery leaves; widely naturalized in the eastern United States
balsam willow, Salix pyrifolia - small shrubby tree of eastern North America having leaves exuding an odor of balsam when crushed
creeping willow, Salix repens - small trailing bush of Europe and Asia having straggling branches with silky green leaves of which several varieties are cultivated
Salix sitchensis, silky willow, Sitka willow - small shrubby tree of western North America (Alaska to Oregon)
dwarf gray willow, dwarf grey willow, sage willow, Salix tristis - willow shrub of dry places in the eastern United States having long narrow leaves canescent beneath
bearberry willow, Salix uva-ursi - dwarf prostrate mat-forming shrub of Arctic and alpine regions of North America and Greenland having deep green elliptic leaves that taper toward the base
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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They saw a man about forty years of age, standing under a willow tree, eating bread that had been rubbed with a clove of garlic.
The morning dew was still lying on the thick undergrowth of the grass, and that he might not get his feet wet, Sergey Ivanovitch asked his brother to drive him in the trap up to the willow tree from which the carp was caught.
Over the head of my bed there is a picture of Robby Burns standing at Highland Mary's grave, shadowed by an enormous weeping willow tree. Robby's face is so lugubrious that it is no wonder I have bad dreams.
First of all Carrie Sloane dared Ruby Gillis to climb to a certain point in the huge old willow tree before the front door; which Ruby Gillis, albeit in mortal dread of the fat green caterpillars with which said tree was infested and with the fear of her mother before her eyes if she should tear her new muslin dress, nimbly did, to the discomfiture of the aforesaid Carrie Sloane.
There was another milestone, a sad one, marking a little grave under a willow tree at Sunnybrook Farm.
Now, to me the elm-leaves whisper Mad, discordant melodies, And keen melodies like shadows Haunt the moaning willow trees, And the sycamores with laughter Mock me in the nightly breeze.
What rebellious thoughts of the cool river, and some shady bathing-place beneath willow trees with branches dipping in the water, kept tempting and urging that sturdy boy, who, with his shirt-collar unbuttoned and flung back as far as it could go, sat fanning his flushed face with a spelling-book, wishing himself a whale, or a tittlebat, or a fly, or anything but a boy at school on that hot, broiling day!
Across these were laid branches of pine and willow trees, so as to yield a tolerable shade.
Next morning the 25-year-old enormous willow tree in front of our house was lying in a very sad heap - luckily in the field and not on our house and car.
Clockwise from left, The Willow Tree in Blyth, Stirling House in Gateshead, The Bay Horse in West Woodburn and The Railway Hotel in Rothbury
Willow Tree Credit Partners LP has announced it has served as Administrative Agent for a Holdco Credit Facility of USD 75 million to support the recapitalization of Santek Development Inc., the company said.
'The Willow Tree' was screened in the director's presence, and he held academic meetings as well.