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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
dialectal Swedish
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare dialectal Swedish vikker willow. See weak
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  • 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.
  • The condo's walls are yellow and blue, the furniture is made of wicker, there are pillows and seashells.
  • Many private funeral homes present green alternatives to traditional coffins, including wicker caskets and shrouds.
  • Next to the beanbag is a wicker pig, a gift from her romantic disaster.
  • He sported a traveling suit with a feathered hat and a wicker suitcase bound with a strap.
  • wicker's testimony was corroborated by other witnesses and evidence.
British Dictionary definitions for wicker

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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Word Origin and History for wicker
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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