Definition of crack willow in English:

crack willow

Syllabification: crack wil·low


  • A large Eurasian willow with long, glossy leaves, growing typically in damp or riverside habitats. The brittle branches break off easily, often taking root and producing new growth.
    • Salix fragilis, family Salicaceae
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    • There are quite a few large crack willows in the park which are leaning over at alarming angles.
    • Introduced species of flora like crack willows had choked and badly affected water quality in the creek.
    • There are many crack willows and a mixed woodland of beech, birch, lime, sycamore, alder, rowan and ash.

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