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red osier

noun
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.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism
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red osier

noun
1.
any of several willow trees that have red twigs used for basketwork
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