wicker

[wik-er]
noun
1.
a slender, pliant twig; osier; withe.
2.
plaited or woven twigs or osiers as the material of baskets, chairs, etc.; wickerwork.
3.
something made of wickerwork, as a basket.
adjective
4.
consisting or made of wicker: a wicker chair.
5.
covered with wicker: a wicker jug.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare dialectal Swedish vikker willow. See weak

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wicker (ˈwɪkə)
 
n
1.  a slender flexible twig or shoot, esp of willow
2.  short for wickerwork
 
adj
3.  made, consisting of, or constructed from wicker
 
[C14: from Scandinavian; compare Swedish viker, Danish viger willow, Swedish vika to bend]

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wicker
1336, "wickerwork," from a Scand. source (cf. M.Swed. viker "willow branch") akin to O.N. vikja "to move, turn," Swed. vika "to bend," and related to O.E. wican "to give way, yield" (see weak). The notion is of pliant twigs.
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Example sentences
Or a small wicker basket that is shallow and inconspicuous will do.
Coffins on display included one made from wicker and decorated with flowers.
There are neither photos of actors nor empty wine bottles in wicker baskets.
Later, she walked down the aisle handing out candy and hand sanitizer from a
  wicker basket.
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