weeping willow

weep·ing wil·low
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wee-ping wil-oh]
    • /ˈwi pɪŋ ˈwɪl oʊ/
    • /wiːp ˈwɪl.əʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wee-ping wil-oh]
    • /ˈwi pɪŋ ˈwɪl oʊ/

Definitions of weeping willow words

  • noun weeping willow an Asian willow, Salix babylonica, characterized by the drooping habit of its branches. 1
  • variable noun weeping willow A weeping willow is a type of willow tree. It has long thin branches that hang down to the ground. 0
  • noun weeping willow a hybrid willow tree, Salix alba × S. babylonica, known as S. alba var. tristis, having long hanging branches: widely planted for ornament 0
  • noun weeping willow a Chinese willow tree (Salix babylonica) widely grown as an ornamental for its delicate, drooping branches 0
  • noun weeping willow A Peking willow (Salix babylonica) with pendulous branches, native to China. 0
  • noun weeping willow Any of the numerous decorative cultivars and hybrids of Salix babylonica (with white willow (Salix alba) or crack willow (Salix fragilis). 0

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Origin of weeping willow

First appearance:

before 1725
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1725-35

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weeping willow popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% 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.

weeping willow usage trend in Literature

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