osier

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noun \ ˈō-zhər \

Definition of osier

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

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Origin and Etymology of osier

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

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