Definition of Arctic willow in English:

Arctic willow

Syllabification: Arc·tic wil·low
(also arctic willow)


  • A shrub, Salix arctica, found in the Canadian tundra.
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    • It is possible that they nested also in this country ten thousand and more years ago, when ice ages affected Britain and dwarf Arctic willows flourished here in Norfolk and Suffolk.
    • In her wall hangings, Avaalaaqiaq often uses a distinct branching chain stitch that resembles the twigs of the Arctic willow.
    • Miniature forests of Arctic willow live in the tundra and rarely get over a few inches in height.

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