wicker

[ wik-er ]
/ ˈwɪk ər /

noun

a slender, pliant twig; osier; withe.
plaited or woven twigs or osiers as the material of baskets, chairs, etc.; wickerwork.
something made of wickerwork, as a basket.

adjective

consisting or made of wicker: a wicker chair.
covered with wicker: a wicker jug.

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Origin of wicker

1300–50; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare dialectal Swedish vikker willow. See weak
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British Dictionary definitions for wicker

wicker
/ (ˈwɪkə) /

noun

a slender flexible twig or shoot, esp of willow
short for wickerwork

adjective

made, consisting of, or constructed from wicker

Word Origin for wicker

C14: from Scandinavian; compare Swedish viker, Danish viger willow, Swedish vika to bend
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