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    Λυγαριά

    What shrub or plant is the above exactly? Most translators of Greek songs translate it as "osier"; similarly in ΛΚΝ the definition has only this meaning. But elsewhere it is translated as "vitex agnus-castus", also called "vitex, chaste tree, chasteberry, Abraham's balm, lilac chastetree, or monk's pepper, a native of the Mediterranean region."
    Which is it? or is this tree used for basketry, like osier is in the U.K.: "basket willow, withy,osier" used for the same purpose?

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    Λυγαριά είναι o θάμνος vitex agnus-castus και χρησιμοποιείται όντως στην καλαθοπλεκτική. Επίσης, από τα κλαδιά της φτιάχνανε τις βίτσες που όλοι αγαπήσαμε.
    https://el.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Λυγαριά

    Δεν είμαι σίγουρος ποιο δέντρο ή θάμνο λέτε osier στην Αγγλία. Αν είναι απλώς συνώνυμο του willow, τότε μιλάμε για την ιτιά. Έχεις καμιά φωτογραφία ή κανένα λινκ για το δέντρο αυτό, Θησέα; Έψαξα πολύ πρόχειρα στο γκουγκλ αλλά δεν έβγαλα άκρη, την ιτιά μου φάνηκε ότι λένε έτσι ή τουλάχιστον κάποια είδη.

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    Chaste berry or chaste tree, used in basket weaving. Grows in the UK, too.
    In Greek it is also used to describe a thin (attractive) woman.

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    Σας ευχαριστώ και στους δυό. Από το salis viminalis (η ιτιά) φτιάχνουμε στην ΗΒ 'withies' δηλ. βέργες ή βίτσες, όχι από τη λυγαριά. Εδώ υπάρχουν εικόνες με τις δυο--πρώτα, vitex agnus

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    Και δεύτερο salix viminalis

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBE View Post
    In Greek it is also used to describe a thin (attractive) woman.
    Since nobody has done the honours yet, here you go:
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