Definition of Willow

1. Noun. Any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix.




2. Noun. A textile machine having a system of revolving spikes for opening and cleaning raw textile fibers.
Generic synonyms: Textile Machine

Definition of Willow

1. n. Any tree or shrub of the genus Salix, including many species, most of which are characterized often used as an emblem of sorrow, desolation, or desertion. "A wreath of willow to show my forsaken plight." Sir W. Scott. Hence, a lover forsaken by, or having lost, the person beloved, is said to wear the willow.

2. v. t. To open and cleanse, as cotton, flax, or wool, by means of a willow. See Willow, n., 2.

3. n. Any tree or shrub of the genus Salix, including many species, most of which are characterized often used as an emblem of sorrow, desolation, or desertion. "A wreath of willow to show my forsaken plight." Sir W. Scott. Hence, a lover forsaken by, or having lost, the person beloved, is said to wear the willow.

4. v. t. To open and cleanse, as cotton, flax, or wool, by means of a willow. See Willow, n., 2.

Definition of Willow

1. Proper noun. (English female given name) of modern usage. ¹

2. Noun. Any of various deciduous trees or shrubs in the genus ''Salix'', in the willow family Salicaceae, found primarily on moist soils in cooler zones in the northern hemisphere. ¹

3. Noun. (context: cricket colloquial) A cricket bat ¹

4. Noun. (context: baseball slang 1800s) The baseball bat. ¹

5. Noun. A rotating, spiked drum used to open, and clean cotton heads ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To open and cleanse (cotton, flax, wool, etc.) by means of a willow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Willow

1. to clean textile fibers with a certain machine [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Willow

1. 1. Any tree or shrub of the genus Salix, including many species, most of which are characterised often used as an emblem of sorrow, desolation, or desertion. "A wreath of willow to show my forsaken plight." . Hence, a lover forsaken by, or having lost, the person beloved, is said to wear the willow. "And I must wear the willow garland For him that's dead or false to me." (Campbell) 2. A machine in which cotton or wool is opened and cleansed by the action of long spikes projecting from a drum which revolves within a box studded with similar spikes; probably so called from having been originally a cylindrical cage made of willow rods, though some derive the term from winnow, as denoting the winnowing, or cleansing, action of the machine. Synonym: willy, twilly, twilly devil, and devil. Almond willow, Pussy willow, Weeping willow. A very small European warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus). Synonym: bee bird, haybird, golden wren, pettychaps, sweet William, Tom Thumb, and willow wren. Origin: OE. Wilowe, wilwe, AS. Wilig, welig; akin to OD. Wilge, D. Wilg, LG. Wilge. Cf. Willy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Willow

willingly
willingness
willingnesses
willings
williwau
williwaus
williwaw
williwaws
willless
willlessness
willmaker
willmakers
willn't
willnae
willock
willow
willow-herb
willow-pattern
willow-weed
willow-weeds
willow-wort
willow-worts
willow aster
willow bell
willow family
willow grouse
willow grouses
willow in the wind
willow oak

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