Meaning of OSIER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈō-zhər ]


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

Date: 14th century

1. : any of various willows (especially 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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.