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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(Salix triandra), shrubs or small trees with supple whiplike shoots. In Russian the word for these plants, loza, refers to the elongated supple stem (shoot) or branch of several shrubs, primarily those of the willow and grape families.
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