willow pat-tern

willow pattern

noun
a decorative design in English ceramics, depicting chiefly a willow tree, small bridge, and two birds, derived from Chinese sources and introduced in approximately 1780: often executed in blue and white but sometimes in red and white.

Origin:
1840–50

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willow pattern
 
n
a.  a pattern incorporating a willow tree, river, bridge, and figures, typically in blue on a white ground, used on pottery and porcelain
 b.  (as modifier): a willow-pattern plate

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