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wicker

[wik-er] /ˈwɪk ər/
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 of wicker
dialectal Swedish
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare dialectal Swedish vikker willow. See weak
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wicker

/ˈwɪkə/
noun
1.
a slender flexible twig or shoot, esp of willow
2.
short for wickerwork
adjective
3.
made, consisting of, or constructed from wicker
Word Origin
C14: from Scandinavian; compare Swedish viker, Danish viger willow, Swedish vika to bend
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n.

mid-14c., "wickerwork," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Middle Swedish viker "willow branch") akin to Old Norse vikja "to move, turn," Swedish vika "to bend," and related to Old English wican "to give way, yield" (see weak). The notion is of pliant twigs.

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