red osier

Definitions of red osier
  1. noun
    common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers
    synonyms: American dogwood, Cornus stolonifera, red dogwood, red osier dogwood, redbrush
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    type of:
    cornel, dogwood, dogwood tree
    a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
  2. noun
    Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin
    synonyms: Salix purpurea, basket willow, purple osier, purple willow, red willow
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    type of:
    any of various willows having pliable twigs used in basketry and furniture
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