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osier

Definitions of osier
  1. noun
    any of various willows having pliable twigs used in basketry and furniture
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    Salix alba vitellina, Salix vitellina, golden willow
    European willow having greyish leaves and yellow-orange twigs used in basketry
    Salix amygdalina, Salix triandra, almond willow, black Hollander
    Old World willow with light green leaves cultivated for use in basketry
    Salix purpurea, basket willow, purple osier, purple willow, red osier, red willow
    Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin
    Salix viminalis, common osier, hemp willow, velvet osier
    willow with long flexible twigs used in basketry
    type of:
    willow, willow tree
    any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix
  2. noun
    flexible twig of a willow tree
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    type of:
    withe, withy
    strong flexible twig
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