Willow-weed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Willow-weed (Bot) A European species of loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Willow-weed one of various species of Polygonum or knot-weed: the purple loose-strife
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. welig; Low Ger. wilge, Dut. wilg.

Usage

In literature:

When you come from the ditch to the trench you leave the weeds and soil and trunks of willows and see the bare chalk.
"Tales of War" by Lord Dunsany
The thicket into which he had pushed his canoe was of weeds, reeds and willows, and very dense.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
If you know the plants get pond weeds, Canadian water weed, ludwigia, willow moss, or tape grass.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Nest made of weeds and grass, in a willow bush.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
There were also willows along the side of the water, with plenty of grass and weeds.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
Over the pond-weed blue dragon-flies were hovering, and among the willows tits called to each other.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
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In poetry:

Thou'lt leave my hand with eager speed
The new discovered things to see--
The old pond with its water weed
And danger-daring willow tree,
Who leans an ancient invalid
Oer spots where deepest waters be.
"To Anna Three Years Old" by John Clare
'Also the Honeysuckle and wild bine
Being in love did hide him from my sight;
The Ash-tree bent above him; vicious weeds
Withheld me; Willows in the River-wind
Hissed at me, by the twilight, waving wands.
"Crazed" by Sydney Thompson Dobell