Also called red-osier dogwood. a North American dogwood, Cornus sericea (or C. stolonifera), having red twigs and branches and white fruits.
any willow having reddish twigs and branches used for basketry or wickerwork.
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Origin of red osier
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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British Dictionary definitions for red osier
any of several willow trees that have red twigs used for basketwork
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