Synonyms
Etymology

1. osier

noun. flexible twig of a willow tree.

Synonyms

  • withy

Etymology

  • osier (French)
  • osiere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. osier

noun. any of various willows having pliable twigs used in basketry and furniture.

Synonyms

  • Salix vitellina
  • Salix amygdalina
  • red osier
  • purple willow
  • Salix
  • almond willow
  • basket willow
  • willow
  • purple osier
  • common osier
  • Salix purpurea
  • Salix viminalis
  • genus Salix
  • Salix alba vitellina
  • velvet osier
  • willow tree
  • Salix triandra
  • black Hollander
  • red willow
  • hemp willow

Etymology

  • osier (French)
  • osiere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Sentences with osier


1. Noun, singular or mass
In May and June, red osier dogwood has flat clusters of small white flowers that give way to white berries in the fall.

2. Adverb, comparative
A spreading shrub or upright small tree, the blue Arctic willow (Salix purpurea) also is called purple osier because of its reddish purple young twigs.

3. Adjective, comparative
Gray dogwood and red osier dogwood may be good alternatives depending on your part of the country.

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