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willow

Willow is a 6 letter word which starts with the letter W and ends with the letter W for which we found 3 definitions.

Definition
(n.) Any tree or shrub of the genus Salix including many species most of which are characterized often used as an emblem of sorrow desolation or desertion. A wreath of willow to show my forsaken plight. Sir W. Scott. Hence a lover forsaken by or having lost the person beloved is said to wear the willow.
(n.) A machine in which cotton or wool is opened and cleansed by the action of long spikes projecting from a drum which revolves within a box studded with similar spikes; -- probably so called from having been originally a cylindrical cage made of willow rods though some derive the term from winnow as denoting the winnowing or cleansing action of the machine. Called also willy twilly twilly devil and devil.
(v. t.) To open and cleanse as cotton flax or wool by means of a willow. See Willow n.2

Syllable Information

The word willow is a 6 letter word that has 2 syllable 's . The syllable division for willow is: wil-low



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