weeping (adj.) Look up weeping at Dictionary.com
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.