Meaning of willow family

wil'low fam"ily

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the plant family Salicaceae, characterized by deciduous trees and shrubs having simple, alternate leaves, hairy catkins of male and female flowers on separate plants, and capsular fruit, and including the aspen, cottonwood, poplar, and willow.
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