Meaning of red osier

red' o'sier

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda 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.
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