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Definition of pussy willow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pussy willow

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpʊsi wɪləʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊsi wɪloʊ//
 
 
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a small tree with flowers in spring that are like soft fur Word Originmid 19th cent.: originally a child's word, because of the resemblance of the soft fluffy catkins to a cat's fur.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pussy willow