Pussy-willow



[poo s-ee] /ˈpʊs i/

noun
1.
a small willow, Salix discolor, of eastern North America, having silky catkins.
2.
any of various similar willows.
/ˈpʊsɪ/
noun
1.
a willow tree that produces silvery silky catkins, esp Salix caprea or S. cinerea in Britain or S. discolor in North America
2.
any of various similar willows
n.

1869, on notion of “soft and furry,” a children’s word, from pussy (n.1) + willow.

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