any of various willows, as the red osier, having tough, flexible twigs or branches that are used for wickerwork.
a twig from such a willow.
any of various North American dogwoods.

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French; akin to Medieval Latin ausāria willow bed

osiered, adjective
osierlike, adjective
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osier (ˈəʊzɪə)
1.  any of various willow trees, esp Salix viminalis, whose flexible branches or twigs are used for making baskets, etc
2.  a twig or branch from such a tree
3.  any of several North American dogwoods, esp the red osier
[C14: from Old French, probably from Medieval Latin ausēria, perhaps of Gaulish origin; compare Breton aoz]

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Word Origin & History

species of willow used in basket-work, c.1300, from O.Fr. osier "willow twig" (13c.), from M.L. osera "willow," ausaria "willow bed," of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish.
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Example sentences
And he fenced it with wattled osier withies from stem to stern, to be a bulwark against the wave, and piled up wood to back them.
The red osier dogwood provides dense cover for a large number of wildlife species.
Red osier dogwoods turn a bright crimson color in fall along riparian areas of the montane woodlands.
They are usually dominated by willows and/or red-osier dogwood, and sometimes silky dogwood.
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