Definition of willow pattern in English:

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willow pattern

Pronunciation: /ˈwɪləʊpat(ə)n/


A conventional design representing a Chinese scene in blue on white pottery, typically showing three figures on a bridge, with a willow tree and two birds above: [as modifier]: a willow-pattern plate
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  • The 90 Year 3 and 4 pupils have each made their own ceramic plates based on the ancient Chinese story of the willow pattern.
  • But coming from Malaysia, Lumley had no concept of Scotland and imagined it like a willow-pattern plate.
  • The Meeting of Asia and Europe 1500-1800 is explored in terms of the art and craft it inspired - from porcelain and silk to lacquer and willow pattern - to say nothing of the import of styles and ideas.

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