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A shrubby North American dogwood (Cornus sericea) having red branches, clusters of small white flowers, and bluish-white fruit.
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(Plants) any of several willow trees that have red twigs used for basketwork
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a North American dogwood, Cornus sericea (or C. stolonifera), having red twigs and branches and white fruits.Also called red′-o`sier dog′wood.
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|Noun||1.||red osier - common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers|
|2.||red osier - Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin|
genus Salix, Salix - a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows
osier - any of various willows having pliable twigs used in basketry and furniture
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