Definition of red twig in English:

red twig

noun

  • 1North American (more fully "redtwig dogwood") any of various dogwoods (genus Cornus) having red bark.

  • 2US (more fully "redtwig Leucothoe") an ericaceous shrub, Leucothoe recurva, of the south-eastern United States.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Marshall (bap. 1745, d. 1818), agricultural writer and land agent.