Whether or not the joke was funny or ill-conceived, though, Levi was mostly concerned about how it affected Bristol and willow.
A few feet from where we sit is the sawed-off stump of a third willow.
After willow Smith, The Roots assemble for their musical performance.
Old English welig, from Proto-Germanic *walg- (cf. Old Saxon wilgia, Middle Dutch wilghe, Dutch wilg), probably from PIE *wel- "to turn, roll," with derivatives referring to curved, enclosing objects. The change in form to -ow (14c.) paralleled that of bellow and fellow. The more typical Germanic word for the tree is represented by withy.