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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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Much later, a legend put forth the idea that these willows previously had erect branches but, once harps were hung in them, they became weighted down had have held that appearance ever since.
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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 8, 1997--Western Water Company (NASDAQ:WWTR) and the Willows Water District ("Willows"), with service area in Arapahoe County and assets in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, Colorado, have announced that they have entered into an agreement under which WWTR will purchase the water rights and fixed assets of Willow.
Nasdaq:AWRD), a leading provider of system management software (SMS), today announced that it has acquired certain of the assets of Willows Software.