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Meaning of CORNEL

Pronunciation:  'kornl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers

CORNEL is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: dogwood, dogwood tree
 See Also: American dogwood, angiospermous tree, blood-twig, bunchberry, common European dogwood, common white dogwood, cornelian cherry, Cornus, Cornus amomum, Cornus canadensis, Cornus florida, Cornus mas, Cornus obliqua, Cornus sanguinea, Cornus stolonifera, crackerberry, dwarf cornel, eastern flowering dogwood, flowering tree, genus Cornus, pedwood, pudding berry, red dogwood, red osier, red osier dogwood, redbrush, silky cornel, silky dogwood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor"nel\ (-n?l), n. [OF. cornille, cornoille, F.
cornouille, cornel berry, LL. cornolium cornel tree, fr. L.
cornus, fr. cornu horn, in allusion to the hardness of the
wood. See {Horn}.]
1. (Bot.) The cornelian cherry ({Cornus Mas}), a European
   shrub with clusters of small, greenish flowers, followed
   by very acid but edible drupes resembling cherries.

2. Any species of the genus {Cornus}, as {C. florida}, the
   flowering cornel; {C. stolonifera}, the osier cornel; {C.
   Canadensis}, the dwarf cornel, or bunchberry.