Definition of Red osier
1. Noun. Common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Cornel, Dogwood, Dogwood Tree
2. Noun. Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin.
Group relationships: Genus Salix, Salix
Generic synonyms: Osier
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Literary usage of Red osier
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1. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"RED-OSIER DOGWOOD. Cornus stolonifera. Dogwood Family. A shrub from three to six feet high. ... REDOSIER ..."
2. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"The Red-osier Dogwood is common in wet or sandy lowlands and along water courses from Newf. northwest to the Mackenzie River, Can., and south to Washington, ..."
3. Among Country Schools by Olly Jasper Kern (1906)
"(a) red osier, (b) Cornus paniculata. (c) European red osier Dogwood. 78. (a) Mountain Sumac, (b) Rhus glabra. (c) Rhus typhina. 79. Norway Maple. 80. ..."
4. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "First Lessons in by Asa Gray (1880)
"C. sanguínea, EUROPEAN RED-OSIER D. Sometimes planted from Eu. ... C. Stolonifera, WILD RED-OSIER D. Shrub 3°-6° high, in wet places N., spreading by ..."