See also: Wicker
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɪkə(ɹ)/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) enPR: wĭkʹər, IPA(key): /ˈwɪkɚ/
- Rhymes: -ɪkə(ɹ)
- Homophone: whicker (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
- Homophone: Wicca (in non-rhotic accents)
- A flexible branch or twig of a plant such as willow, used in weaving baskets and furniture.
- wicker basket
- wicker cradle
- 1614–1615, Homer, “(please specify the book number)”, in Geo[rge] Chapman, transl., Homer’s Odysses. […], London: […] Rich[ard] Field [and William Jaggard], for Nathaniell Butter, published 1615, →OCLC; republished in The Odysseys of Homer, […], volumes (please specify the book number), London: John Russell Smith, […], 1857, →OCLC:
- Then quick did dress / His half milk up for cheese, and in a press / Of wicker pressed it.
Derived terms edit
flexible branch or twig
wickerwork — see wickerwork
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See also edit
wicker (not comparable)
- 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.
made of wickerwork
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