Definition of goat willow in English:

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goat willow


A common European willow with broad leaves and soft fluffy catkins. Also called great sallow (see sallow2).
Example sentences
  • Quick-growing goat willow will be planted to provide a rapid screen, along with a native woodland mix that will become established in around ten years when the willow will be removed.
  • Some of the fields are nice, traditionally managed, and Broadlands Beck is pleasant with holly dominant, honeysuckle green and goat willows dripping catkins.
  • Before the gorse, goat willow and bramble were all problems needing a lot of labor to manage.

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Syllabification: goat wil·low

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