Meaning of OSIER in English


n. 1 any of various willows, esp. Salix viminalis, with long flexible shoots used in basketwork. 2 a shoot of a willow. osier-bed a place where osiers are grown.

[ ME f. OF: cf. med.L auseria osier-bed ]

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