Osier definitions

ō'zhər
Any of various willows (esp. Salix viminalis and S. purpurea) whose lithe branches or stems are used for baskets and furniture.
noun
27
1
A willow branch used for wickerwork.
noun
24
0
Any of several North American dogwoods.
noun
21
0
Any of several North American dogwoods, especially the red osier.
noun
8
0
Any of several willows having long rodlike twigs used in basketry, especially Salix viminalis, native to Eurasia.
noun
0
0
A twig of one of these shrubs or trees.
noun
0
0
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.
noun
0
0
One of the long, pliable twigs of this plant, or of other similar plants.
noun
0
0

Origin of osier

From French osier (“basket willow, withy"), from Old French osiere (compare Medieval Latin auseria (“willow-bed")), from Frankish *halster (compare Low German Halster, Hilster (“bay willow")).