Weeping willow

Weep"ing wil"low

(Bot.) a tree (Salix babylonica) of the willow family with slender leaves, native to China, whose branches grow very long and slender, and hang down almost perpendicularly. It grows best where soil is moist, as by the banks of streams and is widely cultivated as an ornamental tree.
Syn. -- Babylonian weeping willow. [PJC]

 

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