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NOUN (1)

1. North American shrubby willow having dark bark and linear leaves growing close to streams and lakes;
[syn: swamp willow, black willow, Salix nigra]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pussy \Pussy\, n. [Dim. of puss.] 1. A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl. [1913 Webster] 2. A catkin of the pussy willow. [1913 Webster] 3. The game of tipcat; -- also called pussy cat. [1913 Webster] Pussy willow (Bot.), any kind of willow having large cylindrical catkins clothed with long glossy hairs, especially the American Salix discolor; -- called also glaucous willow, and swamp willow. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swamp \Swamp\, n. [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D. zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. sv["o]ppr, Dan. & Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.] Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the seashore. [1913 Webster] Gray swamps and pools, waste places of the hern. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] A swamp differs from a bog and a marsh in producing trees and shrubs, while the latter produce only herbage, plants, and mosses. --Farming Encyc. (E. Edwards, Words). [1913 Webster] Swamp blackbird. (Zool.) See Redwing (b) . Swamp cabbage (Bot.), skunk cabbage. Swamp deer (Zool.), an Asiatic deer (Rucervus Duvaucelli) of India. Swamp hen. (Zool.) (a) An Australian azure-breasted bird (Porphyrio bellus); -- called also goollema. (b) An Australian water crake, or rail (Porzana Tabuensis); -- called also little swamp hen. (c) The European purple gallinule. Swamp honeysuckle (Bot.), an American shrub (Azalea viscosa syn. Rhododendron viscosa or Rhododendron viscosum) growing in swampy places, with fragrant flowers of a white color, or white tinged with rose; -- called also swamp pink and white swamp honeysuckle. Swamp hook, a hook and chain used by lumbermen in handling logs. Cf. Cant hook. Swamp itch. (Med.) See Prairie itch, under Prairie. Swamp laurel (Bot.), a shrub (Kalmia glauca) having small leaves with the lower surface glaucous. Swamp maple (Bot.), red maple. See Maple. Swamp oak (Bot.), a name given to several kinds of oak which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak (Quercus palustris), swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor), swamp post oak (Quercus lyrata). Swamp ore (Min.), bog ore; limonite. Swamp partridge (Zool.), any one of several Australian game birds of the genera Synoicus and Excalfatoria, allied to the European partridges. Swamp robin (Zool.), the chewink. Swamp sassafras (Bot.), a small North American tree of the genus Magnolia (Magnolia glauca) with aromatic leaves and fragrant creamy-white blossoms; -- called also sweet bay. Swamp sparrow (Zool.), a common North American sparrow (Melospiza Georgiana, or Melospiza palustris), closely resembling the song sparrow. It lives in low, swampy places. Swamp willow. (Bot.) See Pussy willow, under Pussy. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swamp willow n 1: North American shrubby willow having dark bark and linear leaves growing close to streams and lakes [syn: swamp willow, black willow, Salix nigra]