Meaning of OSIER in English

OSIER

n.

Pronunciation: ' ō -zh ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin auseria osier bed

Date: 14th century

1 : any of various willows (esp. Salix viminalis ) whose pliable twigs are used for furniture and basketry

2 : a willow rod used in basketry

3 : any of several American dogwoods especially : RED OSIER

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.