salix

Salix

Sa"lix\, n.; pl. Salices. [L., the willow.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of trees or shrubs including the willow, osier, and the like, growing usually in wet grounds. (b) A tree or shrub of any kind of willow.
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salix

noun
a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows 
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