[AS.] A tree whose branches are slender and easily bent, used for basket making and wicker-work. The Weeping willow is a very ornamental species of Chinese origin, and has long slender branches that hang down almost perpendicularly. The Pollard willow is one with its trunk cut back to throw out fresh and numerous osiers. The White willow, the largest species known in Britain, and the crack willow, are used in making charcoal. Willows occur in temperate and moist climates, but they have not been found in Australia or the South Sea islands.