wig tree


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wig \Wig\, n. [Abbreviation from periwig.]
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   1. A covering for the head, consisting of hair interwoven or
      united by a kind of network, either in imitation of the
      natural growth, or in abundant and flowing curls, worn to
      supply a deficiency of natural hair, or for ornament, or
      according to traditional usage, as a part of an official
      or professional dress, the latter especially in England by
      judges and barristers.
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   2. An old seal; -- so called by fishermen.
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   Wig tree. (Bot.) See Smoke tree, under Smoke.
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