Pussy willow(Bot.), any kind of willow having large cylindrical catkins clothed with long glossy hairs, especially the American Salix discolor; — called also glaucous willow, and swamp willow.

(Pus"sy) a. See Pursy. [Colloq. or Low]

(Pus"tu*lant) a. [L. pustulans, p. pr. See Pustulate, v. t.] (Med.) Producing pustules. n. A medicine that produces pustules, as croton oil.

(Pus"tu*lar) a.

1. Of or pertaining to pustules; as, pustular prominences; pustular eruptions.

2. Covered with pustulelike prominences; pustulate.

(Pus"tu*late) v. t. [L. pustulatus, p. p. of pustulare to blister, fr. pustula. See Pustule.] To form into pustules, or blisters.

(Pus"tu*late Pus"tu*la`ted) a. Covered with pustulelike prominences; pustular; pustulous; as, a pustulate leaf; a pustulate shell or coral.

(Pus*tu*la"tion) n. [L. pustulatio.] The act of producing pustules; the state of being pustulated.

(Pus"tule) n. [L. pustula, and pusula: cf. F. pustule.] (Med.) A vesicle or an elevation of the cuticle with an inflamed base, containing pus.

Malignant pustule. See under Malignant.

(Pus"tu*lous) a. [L. pustulosus, fr. pustula a pustule: cf. F. pustuleux.] Resembling, or covered with, pustules; pustulate; pustular.

(Put) n. [See Pit.] A pit. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Put), obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth. Chaucer.

(Put) n. [Cf. W. pwt any short thing, pwt o ddyn a squab of a person, pwtog a short, thick woman.] A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.

Queer country puts extol Queen Bess's reign.

What droll puts the citizens seem in it all.
F. Harrison.

(Put) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Put; p. pr. & vb. n. Putting.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.]

1. To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; — nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put forth = to thrust out).

His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy spiritual employment.
Jer. Taylor.

(Pussy) n. [Dim. of puss.]

1. A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl.

2. A catkin of the pussy willow.

3. The game of tipcat; — also called pussy cat.

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