Definition of weeping willow in English:

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weeping willow

Pronunciation: /wēpiNG ˈwilō/

noun

A Eurasian willow with trailing branches and foliage reaching down to the ground, widely grown as an ornamental in waterside settings.
  • Genus Salix, family Salicaceae: several species and hybrids, in particular S. babylonica.
Example sentences
  • We glide beneath arched stone-and-ironwork bridges, under the reaches of weeping willows, their branches bowed into the astonishingly clear water.
  • I created another area of mystery by cutting an arch into the branches of a weeping willow.
  • On the other side of the stream, there was a stone bench sitting under an old weeping willow tree, whose branches came down to the ground, except in the front, facing the stream.

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Syllabification: weep·ing wil·low

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