Part of speech: adjective

Consisting of twigs, as of willow.

Part of speech: noun

Willow for basket - making.

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Usage examples "osier":

  1. Some lowly cot in the rough fields our home, Shoot down the stags, or with green osier- wand Round up the straggling flock! - "The Bucolics and Eclogues", Virgil.
  2. I imitated the savages, and, dipping the osier goblet into the drink, I approached it to my lips, and passed it to the unfortunate Alila, who could not avoid this infernal beverage. - "Adventures in the Philippine Islands", Paul P. de La Gironière.
  3. They were traversed by the hanging bridges of osier, whose frail materials were after a time broken up by the heavy tread of the cavalry, and the holes made in them added materially to the dangers of the passage. - "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.