willowy

[wil-oh-ee]

adjective, wil·low·i·er, wil·low·i·est.

pliant; lithe.
(of a person) tall, slender, and moving gracefully.
abounding with willows.

Origin of willowy

First recorded in 1760–70; willow + -y1
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willowy

adjective

slender and graceful
flexible or pliant
covered or shaded with willows
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Word Origin and History for willowy
adj.

"flexible and graceful," 1791, from willow + -y (2). Related: Willowiness.

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