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willowwil‧low /ˈwɪləʊ $ -loʊ/ noun [countable, uncountable]  HBPa type of tree that has long thin branches and grows near water, or the wood from this tree
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willowHe swallowed, knew that all he had for a voice box was a little whistle cut from a willow switch.The gently wavering fronds of a willow tree.On his Suffolk property Stuart Surridge grew willow trees.Around us was a wilderness of grey dune-sand and Port Jackson willow, and a stench of garbage and ash.Madeiran willow, with its fine supple shoots, is never allowed to grow tall.Her loud wails shattered the silence of the willow grove.They stood under the willow trees, looking at the river.The same road then continues down to the woolly bottomlands, thick with willow, along the San Pedro River.
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