See also: Wicker

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From Middle English wiker, cognate with Swedish vikker (willow), Old Norse veikr (weak), English weak.

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wicker (countable and uncountable, plural wickers)

  1. A flexible branch or twig of a plant such as willow, used in weaving baskets and furniture.
  2. Wickerwork.
    wicker basket
    wicker cradle

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wicker (not comparable)

  1. Made of wickerwork.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, [], and all these articles [] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 7, in Crime out of Mind[1]:
      He rose to light my cigarette, then sank back into his wicker chair contentedly. The tea was weak, but not cold, thanks to the hot-plate.

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  1. comparative degree of wikke