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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • red osier — ☆ red osier n. 1. a shrubby dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) with dark red branches and white or bluish fruit 2. any of several willows with reddish or purple stems …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • red osier — 1. Also called red osier dogwood. a North American dogwood, Cornus sericea (or C. stolonifera), having red twigs and branches and white fruits. 2. any willow having reddish twigs and branches used for basketry or wickerwork. [1800 10, Amer.] * *… …   Universalium

  • red osier — red′ o′sier n. bot (boi pln) a North American dogwood, Cornus sericea (or C. stolonifera), having red twigs and branches and white fruits Also called red′ o sier dog′wood. Etymology: 1800–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • red osier — noun Date: 1807 a common shrubby North American dogwood (Cornus stolonifera syn. C. sericea) with reddish purple twigs, small white flowers, and globose blue or whitish fruit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Red Osier Dogwood — Taxobox name = Red Osier Dogwood image width = 240px image caption = Red Osier Dogwood bearing fruit regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Cornales familia = Cornaceae genus = Cornus subgenus = Swida species = C …   Wikipedia

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

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