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

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  • 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 — ☆ 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 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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