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').
Osier is a populated place in Conejos County, Colorado. It is an old railroad settlement and train stop approximately halfway along the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad where trains from both ends of the line meet and stop for lunch, making it possible for passengers to either continue in the same direction or return to their point of origin afterwards. This location by the Rio de Los Pinos river was the halfway point on the old toll road from Conejos, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico, and can be reached by Forest Road 103 from Colorado State Highway 17.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō′zhėr, n. the popular name for those species of willow whose twigs are used in making baskets, &c.—adj. made of or like osiers.—adj. O′siered, adorned with willows.—n. O′siery, a place where osiers are grown. [Fr.; perh. from Gr. oisos.]
The numerical value of osier in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of osier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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