- any of various willows (esp. Salix viminalis and S. purpurea) whose lithe branches or stems are used for baskets and furniture
- a willow branch used for wickerwork
- ☆ any of several North American dogwoods
Origin of osierMiddle English osiere ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin auseria, willow
- a. Any of several willows having long rodlike twigs used in basketry, especially Salix viminalis, native to Eurasia.b. A twig of one of these shrubs or trees.
- Any of several North American dogwoods, especially the red osier.
Origin of osierMiddle English, from Old English oser and Old French osier, both from Medieval Latin osera, osiera.
- 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.
- One of the long, pliable twigs of this plant, or of other similar plants.
- Rosie, sorie