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Willow Garland

An emblem of being forsaken. “All round my hat I wear a green willow.” So Shakespeare:

“I offered him my company to a willow-tree to make him a garland, as being forsaken.” (Much Ado About Nothing, ii. 1.) The very term weeping willow will suffice to account for its emblematical character.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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