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English definition of “willow pattern”

willow pattern

noun [U]     /ˈwɪl.əʊˌpæt.ən/ US  /-oʊˌpæ.ɚn/
a Chinese picture in dark blue and white of a willow tree, a bridge, and some people, often used to decorate plates, dishes, cups, etc.: a willow-pattern platePatterns and shapesPictures
(Definition of willow pattern noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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