weeping willow

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noun

an Asian willow, Salix babylonica, characterized by the drooping habit of its branches.

Origin of weeping willow

First recorded in 1725–35
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weeping willow

noun

a hybrid willow tree, Salix alba  ×  S. babylonica, known as S. alba var. tristis, having long hanging branches: widely planted for ornament
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