Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pussy Willow

Suggested by Poiyka

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. a small willow, Salix discolor, of eastern North America, having silky catkins
2. any of various similar willows

Examples:
"My mother thought that the addition of some pussy willow branches would complete the table centerpieces."
"A flowering pussy willow is one of the earliest signs of spring."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1869, on notion of 'soft and furry,' a children's word."

Awkwardness rating: 10

Pussy willow makes a lovely centerpiece. (arborday.org)

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