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water willow

wa·ter wil·low
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er wil-oh]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈwɪl oʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er wil-oh]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈwɪl oʊ/

Definitions of water willow words

  • noun water willow any of several plants belonging to the genus Justicia, of the acanthus family, growing in water or wet places, especially J. americana, of North America, having clusters of pale violet to white flowers. 1
  • noun water willow Any of a group of aquatic plants of the Americas in the genus Justicia, with long willow-like leaves and spikes of small purplish flowers. 0

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Origin of water willow

First appearance:

before 1575
One of the 34% oldest English words
First recorded in 1575-85

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Parts of speech for Water willow

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

water willow popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water willow usage trend in Literature

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