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red osier

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  1. Also called red-osier dogwood. a 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.

Origin of red osier

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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British Dictionary definitions for red-osier dogwood

red-osier dogwood

  1. a North American shrub, Cornus stolonifera, having bright or dark red wood, white flowers, and whitish fruit

red osier

  1. any of several willow trees that have red twigs used for basketwork
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