Definition of Salix babylonica

1. Noun. Willow with long drooping branches and slender leaves native to China; widely cultivated as an ornamental.

Exact synonyms: Babylonian Weeping Willow, Weeping Willow
Group relationships: Genus Salix, Salix
Generic synonyms: Willow, Willow Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Salix Babylonica

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Salix alba
Salix alba caerulea
Salix alba sericea
Salix alba vitellina
Salix amygdalina
Salix amygdaloides
Salix arctica
Salix babylonica (current term)
Salix blanda
Salix candida
Salix caprea
Salix cinerea
Salix discolor
Salix fragilis
Salix herbacea
Salix humilis
Salix lasiolepis
Salix lucida
Salix nigra
Salix pendulina
Salix pendulina blanda
Salix pentandra

Literary usage of Salix babylonica

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1840)
"Salix babylonica; by the MARQUESS WELLESLEY. 2. ... Salix babylonica. THE WEEPING WILLOW. THE first of this race of Willow was introduced into England in ..."

2. To and Fro, Up and Down in Southern California by Emma Hildreth Adams (1888)
"... north of the border of Old Mexico, and is a distributing point for a large region of country. Its altitude above Salix babylonica—" Weeping Willow. ..."

3. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1866)
"We have figured Salix babylonica, the weeping willow, as being probably one of them, and as being that more especially referred to in Psalm cxxxvii. ..."

4. Our woodland trees by Francis George Heath (1878)
"Salix babylonica. PLATE 5, FIG. 7. in height than Salix alba, the character which prominently distinguishes this species is its drooping or weeping habit. ..."

5. Our Woodland Trees by Francis George Heath (1878)
"Salix babylonica. PLATE 5, PIG. 7. ESS in height than Salix alba, the \\ character which prominently dis- ufj tinguishes this species is its K\ drooping or ..."

6. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Salix babylonica I,. Sp. PI. 1017. 1753. A large tree, with rough gray bark, sometimes attaining a height of 70° and a trunk diameter of 6°, ..."

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