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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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A close relative of the weeping willow is the pendulous Hankow willow (Salix matsudana).
They changed Koong Shee and Chang into a pair of doves so they could fly together forever above the weeping willow tree.
It turned out it was a beautiful mature weeping willow, and was called the Kissing Tree as they as they could stand under it and kiss without being seen
Discouraged, Molly sits under a weeping willow tree sadly until she watches a worker ant carry a piece of bread crumb by crumb, bit by itty bit.
The figure in Pickstone's work, engulfed by the drooping branches of a weeping willow tree and delicate reflections in the water, is inspired by the poet Stevie Smith's illustration for her 1957 poem, Not Waving but Drowning.
Picture: GETTY Short thrift DWARF weeping willow, salix caprea Kilmarnock, is ideal for creating a feature in a small lawn or in a large tub.
With her easy manner, Rosanne introduced a mixed bag, including I'm Movin' On, Sea of Heartbreak - a duet with Bruce Springsteen on her album - and Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow, learned, she recalled, backstage in the old days from other country greats The Carter Family.
The Grammy-nominated album included songs like Long Black Veil, Motherless Children, Take These Chains From My Heart and Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow and duet performances with friends Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and Rufus Wainwright.
And he even says each tree has its own style, with the hawthorn producing harsh, spiky pieces and the weeping willow making a sweeping stroke across the paper.
The largest tree entered is a 322" circumference Weeping Willow entered by Roy Lipanski in Detroit in Wayne County.
They had enough money to plant weeping willow trees on the Waterfront development only to cut them down recently.
Elsewhere, Let's Go Out boasts classic jazz swing and The Weeping Willow - a duet with husband Paul Curreri is high lonesome and traditional.