Meaning of RED OSIER in English



1. : any of several willows with reddish twigs that are used for basketry ; especially : purple willow

2. also red osier dogwood : a common No. American shrub ( Cornus stolonifera ) with reddish purple twigs, white flowers, and globose blue or whitish fruit — called also kinnikinnick, redbrush, red dogwood

3. : silky cornel

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.