verb (used with object)
- willkie, wendell lewis,
- willmar city,
- willow family,
- willow fly,
- willow flycatcher,
- willow grouse,
- willow herb
Origin of willow
Examples from the Web for willows
Kate was visiting the Willows Primary School, which is, against all the odds, one of the city's most successful primaries.Kate Dazzles in Erdem on Manchester's 'Shameless' Estate|Tom Sykes|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The willows,” he says, “bow themselves to every wind, out of shame for their unfruitfulness.Rubiyt of Omar Khayym and Salmn and Absl|Omar Khayym and Ralph Waldo Emerson
The willows were already browsed down to mere stubs, consequently there was little or no feed for the stock.
This very quaint insect is common on willows and poplars in England, and is on the whole protectively coloured.
A giant sycamore in the middle cast a welcome shadow in the brilliant sunshine, and a fringe of willows encircled it.Clover and Blue Grass|Eliza Calvert Hall
This morning we traveled four and a quarter miles, then camped opposite some islands where there is pretty good feed and willows.William Clayton's Journal|William Clayton
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.