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A tree of the genus Salix; the bark of several species, especially S. fragilis, is a source of salicin.
[A.S. welig]


/wil·low/ (wil´o) any plant of the genus Salix. White willow bark (q.v.) contains a precursor of salicylic acid and is used as an herbal remedy.


n Latin name:
Salix spp.; part used: bark; uses: analgesic, antiinflammatory, general health, bursitis, antipyretic, tension headache, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders; precautions: can cause allergic skin reactions, bronchospasm, stomach ulcers, nausea, or diarrhea. Also called
white willow and
european willow.
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Supporting the growth of Hudson Yards--New York City's largest development since Rockefeller Center is exciting for us," said Alexander Shing, chairman and CEO of Cottonwood Group, "and we look forward to a strong and lasting relationship with CCBI.
In addition to ownership in stabilized apartment communities, Cottonwood participates as the primary equity partner in development opportunities that meet the company's long-term strategic growth initiatives.
Founded in 2006, Cottonwood provides pension plan consulting, actuarial and investment services for institutional pension plans, retirement funds, endowment funds and foundations.
We hope our monument here in Cottonwood, which represents all fallen officers, will give those family members a chance to reflect on the sacrifices made by their loved ones," said Chief Jody Fanning of the Cottonwood PD.
The second option (MO2: selective hand-thinning) applied selective hand-thinning of nonnative understory but retention of native understory within stands of cottonwood to reduce fire risk but maintain some native vegetation.
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After our break, we'd head back to Cottonwood, naming all the birds and flowers we passed along the way.
Kerry went to the Cottonwood clinic in Arizona when she divorced McFadden in 2004.
entity of Bentonville, has submitted plans to build an office park in Bentonville's Cottonwood Village.
Case in point, the cottonwood tree (Populus deltoides) in the willow family.
The Cottonwood, a three-storey home at George Wimpey North East's Laurel Heights development, offers buyers a spacious and attractively priced home in a prime location.