Meaning of Arctic willow in English:

Arctic willow

noun

  • A shrub, Salix arctica, found in the Canadian tundra.

    ‘It is possible that they nested also in this country ten thousand and more years ago, when ice ages affected Britain and dwarf Arctic willows flourished here in Norfolk and Suffolk.’
    • ‘In her wall hangings, Avaalaaqiaq often uses a distinct branching chain stitch that resembles the twigs of the Arctic willow.’
    • ‘Miniature forests of Arctic willow live in the tundra and rarely get over a few inches in height.’
    • ‘Salix arctica whose common name is Arctic willow or rock willow can be found in the North American tundra.’
    • ‘The Arctic willow is a dwarf shrub which grows close to the ground to avoid the cold wind.’