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Any water-loving tree of the genus Salix (Ezek 17:5; Lev 23:40; Job 40:22; Isa 44:4). Even when it was a sorrowful symbol of the exile in Babylon, the tree was associated with water (Ps 137:1-2).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.