verb (used with object)
Origin of willow
Related Words for willowolive, blue-green, fir, sap, jade, sage, moss, pine, forest, sea, grass, peacock, apple, spinach, willow, verdigris, malachite, beryl, chartreuse, kelly
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Contemporary Examples of willow
My wife (Susie Hariet) was pregnant with our second child (they have two children, daughter Willow, 4, and son Aubrey, 2).Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho
September 19, 2014
A few feet from where we sit is the sawed-off stump of a third willow.
Two feet from the sawed-off stump of a third willow is the small foot-pump carousel Ray was sitting on when he shot himself.
The former VP candidate looked rail thin as she ran errands with her daughter Willow in Studio City.Sarah Palin Debuts Makeover in Los Angeles Looks Scary Thin and Dyed Hair
October 10, 2012
The Queen now owns just two Corgis: Willow and Holly and two Dorgis: Candy and Vulcan.Queen's James Bond Clip Corgi Dies, Buried at Balmoral
September 10, 2012
Historical Examples of willow
There is only one, opposite, at the foot of the first willow.
And the rest of the journey to Willow Bluff was made almost in silence.The Night Riders
The oak mentioned in this poem is gone, and a willow takes its place.Whittier-land
Samuel T. Pickard
Jacob skinned them willow sticks, and skinned the old man, too.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek
George W. Ogden
That green strip of willow is the edge of a quicksand where no one knows the depth.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
Word Origin for willow
Old English welig, from Proto-Germanic *walg- (cf. Old Saxon wilgia, Middle Dutch wilghe, Dutch wilg), probably from PIE *wel- "to turn, roll," with derivatives referring to curved, enclosing objects. The change in form to -ow (14c.) paralleled that of bellow and fellow. The more typical Germanic word for the tree is represented by withy.