Meaning of OSIER in English


I. ˈōzhə(r) noun

( -s )

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

1. : any of various willows whose pliable twigs are used for furniture and basketry: as

a. : a European willow ( Salix viminalis ) — called also velvet osier

b. : almond willow

c. : golden willow

d. : purple willow

2. : an osier rod used in basketry ; especially : a coarse unstripped rod used for making hampers

3. : any of several American dogwoods

II. adjective

: made of, covered with, or containing osiers

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