osier

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noun \ˈō-zhər\

Definition of osier

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

  2. 2 :  a willow rod used in basketry

  3. 3 :  any of several American dogwoods; especially :  red osier

Origin and Etymology of osier

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


First Known Use: 12th century

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