dogwood

Definitions of dogwood
  1. noun
    a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
    synonyms: cornel, dogwood tree
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    Cornus florida, common white dogwood, eastern flowering dogwood
    deciduous tree; celebrated for its large white or pink bracts and stunning autumn color that is followed by red berries
    American dogwood, Cornus stolonifera, red dogwood, red osier, red osier dogwood, redbrush
    common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers
    Cornus obliqua, silky dogwood
    shrub of eastern North America closely resembling silky cornel
    Cornus amomum, silky cornel, silky dogwood
    shrub of eastern North America having purplish stems and blue fruit
    Cornus sanguinea, blood-twig, common European dogwood, pedwood, red dogwood
    European deciduous shrub turning red in autumn having dull white flowers
    Cornus canadensis, bunchberry, crackerberry, dwarf cornel, pudding berry
    creeping perennial herb distinguished by red berries and clustered leaf whorls at the tips of shoots; Greenland to Alaska
    Cornus mas, cornelian cherry
    deciduous European shrub or small tree having bright red fruit
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    angiospermous tree, flowering tree
    any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
  2. noun
    hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resembles boxwood
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    wood
    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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