Osier vs Cosier - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between osier and cosier

is that osier is a kind of willow, , 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 while cosier is (obsolete) an incompetent tailor.

As an adjective cosier is

(cosy).

osier

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A kind of willow, , 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.
  • * 1952 , L.F. Salzman, Building in England , p. 188:
  • Wattling consists of a row of upright stakes the spaces between which are more or less filled by interweaving small branches, hazel rods, osiers, reeds, thin strips of wood, or other pliant material.

    Derived terms

    * red osier dogwood

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    cosier

    English

    Etymology 1

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (cosy)
  • Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) coussier maker of mattresses, or couseor tailor.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An incompetent tailor.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (Webster 1913)

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