Definitions for osierˈoʊ ʒər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various willows having tough, flexible twigs or branches that are used for wickerwork.
a twig from such a willow.
any of various North American dogwoods.
Origin of osier:
1300–50; ME < OF, masc. der. of osiere < Gallo-Rom *alisaria < Frankish *alis-alder
flexible twig of a willow tree
any of various willows having pliable twigs used in basketry and furniture
A kind of willow (Salix viminalis) growing in wet places in Europe and Asia, and introduced into North America. It is considered the best of the willows for basket work. The name is sometimes given to any kind of willow.
One of the long, pliable twigs of this plant, or of other similar plants.
Origin: osier, from osiere (compare Medieval Latin auseria 'willow-bed'), from * (compare Low German Halster, Hilster 'bay willow').