Part of speech: noun

A tree or shrub having slender, pliant, and sometimes pendent branchlets.

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Usage examples "willow":

  1. Our poor old man needs all we've got, mother; and you may be sure I won't lay awake thinking of the feather- beds we had at Willow Point, 'cause it's about as much as I can do to keep my eyes open." - "Dick in the Desert", James Otis.
  2. The banks were smiling with peach blossom: the willow leaves were a mist of gold and green. - "Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage", Charles Georges Souli.
  3. He drank of the water so cool and clear, For thirsty and hot was he; And he sat down upon the bank Under the willow- tree. - "The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886", Ministry of Education.