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weeping (adj.)

late Old English, present-participle adjective from weep (v.). Used of various trees whose branches arch downward and suggest drooping, such as weeping elm (c. 1600); weeping cherry (1824). Weeping willow (French saule pleureur, German trauerweide) is recorded from 1731. The tree is native to Asia; the first brought to England were imported 1748, from the Euphrates. It replaced the cypress as a funerary emblem.

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Definitions of weeping from WordNet
1
weeping (adj.)
showing sorrow;
Synonyms: dolorous / dolourous / lachrymose / tearful
weeping (adj.)
having branches or flower heads that bend downward;
the pendulous branches of a weeping willow
Synonyms: cernuous / drooping / nodding / pendulous
2
weeping (n.)
the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds);
Synonyms: crying / tears
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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