See also: Wicker

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

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wicker (not comparable)

  1. Made of wickerwork.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      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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wicker

  1. comparative degree of wikke