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Salix   Listen

(pl. salices)
A large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows.  Synonym: genus Salix.

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"Salix" Quotes from Famous Books

... Primum cana salix madefacto vimine, parvam Texitur in puppim, caesoque induta juvenco, Vectoris patiens, tumidum super emicat amnem. Sic Venetus stagnante Pado, fusoque Britannus ...
— Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) - Or A Discourse of Forest Trees • John Evelyn

... a provincial name for the willow, cognate with Fr, saule and Lat. salix. Rowntree is the rowan, or mountain ash, and Bawtry or Bawtree is a northern name for the elder. The older forms of Alder and Elder, in both of which the d is intrusive (Chapter III), appear in Allerton and Ellershaw. Maple is ...
— The Romance of Names • Ernest Weekley

Words linked to "Salix" :   peachleaf willow, bay willow, willow tree, common osier, prairie willow, cricket-bat willow, pussy willow, black willow, willow family, balsam willow, white willow, swamp willow, sallow, Salicaceae, Wisconsin weeping willow, dwarf gray willow, red osier, shining willow, black Hollander, red willow, bearberry willow, purple willow, golden willow, arroyo willow, crack willow, osier, gray willow, weeping willow, grey willow, Salix arctica, hamamelid dicot genus, Huntingdon willow, silver willow, brittle willow, sage willow, hoary willow, goat willow, almond willow, Babylonian weeping willow, Salix alba sericea, creeping willow, willow, silky willow, dwarf willow, velvet osier, snap willow, basket willow, almond-leaves willow, hemp willow, dwarf grey willow, peach-leaved willow, Sitka willow, Salix alba caerulea, arctic willow, florist's willow, laurel willow, purple osier, family Salicaceae

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