Definition of red willow in English:

red willow


  • 1Any of several willows (genus Salix) having reddish wood or bark, especially the polished willow, S. laevigata, of the western United States, and S. fragilis var. sanguinea, a cultivar of the crack willow.

  • 2North American red osier dogwood, Cornus sericea;.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Salesbury (d. c1580), translator and humanist scholar.