pussy willow

Definitions of pussy willow
  1. noun
    small willow of eastern North America having greyish leaves and silky catkins that come before the leaves
    synonyms: Salix discolor
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    type of:
    willow, willow tree
    any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix
  2. noun
    much-branched Old World willow having large catkins and relatively large broad leaves
    synonyms: Salix caprea, florist's willow, goat willow
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    type of:
    sallow
    any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
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