Definition of Arctic willow in English:

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Arctic willow

(also arctic willow)


A shrub, Salix arctica, found in the Canadian tundra.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Arc·tic wil·low

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