osier cornel
Osier O"sier, n. [F. osier: cf. {Prov}. F. oisis, Armor. ozil, aozil, Gr. ?, ?, ?, L. vitex, and E. withy.] (Bot.) (a) A kind of willow ({Salix viminalis}) growing in wet places in Europe and Asia, and introduced into North America. It is considered the best of the willows for basket work. The name is sometimes given to any kind of willow. (b) One of the long, pliable twigs of this plant, or of other similar plants. [1913 Webster]

The rank of osiers by the murmuring stream. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Osier bed}, or {Osier holt}, a place where willows are grown for basket making. [Eng.]

{Red osier}. (a) A kind of willow with reddish twigs ({Salix rubra}). (b) An American shrub ({Cornus stolonifera}) which has slender red branches; -- also called {osier cornel}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cornel — Cor nel ( n?l), n. [OF. cornille, cornoille, F. cornouille, cornel berry, LL. cornolium cornel tree, fr. L. cornus, fr. cornu horn, in allusion to the hardness of the wood. See {Horn}.] 1. (Bot.) The cornelian cherry ({Cornus Mas}), a European… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osier — O sier, n. [F. osier: cf. {Prov}. F. oisis, Armor. ozil, aozil, Gr. ?, ?, ?, L. vitex, and E. withy.] (Bot.) (a) A kind of willow ({Salix viminalis}) growing in wet places in Europe and Asia, and introduced into North America. It is considered… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osier bed — Osier O sier, n. [F. osier: cf. {Prov}. F. oisis, Armor. ozil, aozil, Gr. ?, ?, ?, L. vitex, and E. withy.] (Bot.) (a) A kind of willow ({Salix viminalis}) growing in wet places in Europe and Asia, and introduced into North America. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osier holt — Osier O sier, n. [F. osier: cf. {Prov}. F. oisis, Armor. ozil, aozil, Gr. ?, ?, ?, L. vitex, and E. withy.] (Bot.) (a) A kind of willow ({Salix viminalis}) growing in wet places in Europe and Asia, and introduced into North America. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red osier — Osier O sier, n. [F. osier: cf. {Prov}. F. oisis, Armor. ozil, aozil, Gr. ?, ?, ?, L. vitex, and E. withy.] (Bot.) (a) A kind of willow ({Salix viminalis}) growing in wet places in Europe and Asia, and introduced into North America. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red osier — noun 1. common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers • Syn: ↑red osier dogwood, ↑red dogwood, ↑American dogwood, ↑redbrush, ↑Cornus stolonifera • Hypernyms: ↑dogwood, ↑dogwoo …   Useful english dictionary

  • runner cornel — palaipinė sedula statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sedulinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Cornus sericea), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cornus sericea angl. American dogwood; red osier dogwood; red osier dogwood;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red osier dogwood — palaipinė sedula statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sedulinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Cornus sericea), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cornus sericea angl. American dogwood; red osier dogwood; red osier dogwood;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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  • red osier dogwood — noun common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers • Syn: ↑red osier, ↑red dogwood, ↑American dogwood, ↑redbrush, ↑Cornus stolonifera • Hypernyms: ↑dogwood, ↑dogwood tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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