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).

Ezek 17:5

5Then he took a seed from the land,
placed it in fertile soil;
A plant by abundant waters,
he set it like a willow twig.

Lev 23:40

40On the first day you shall take the fruit of majestic trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice be ... View more

Job 40:22

22The lotus trees cover it for shade;
the willows of the wadi surround it.

Isa 44:4

4They shall spring up like a green tamarisk,
like willows by flowing streams.

Ps 137:1-2

Lament over the Destruction of Jerusalem
1By the rivers of Babylon—
there we sat down and there we wept
when we remembered Zion.2On the willows there
we hung up ... View more

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