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Meaning of DOGWOOD

Pronunciation:  'dog`wûd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
  2. [n]  hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resemble boxwood
 

DOGWOOD is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: cornel, 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, dogwood, dwarf cornel, eastern flowering dogwood, flowering tree, genus Cornus, pedwood, pudding berry, red dogwood, red osier, red osier dogwood, redbrush, silky cornel, silky dogwood, wood

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dog"wood`\ (-w[oo^]d`), n. [So named from skewers
(dags) being made of it. Dr. Prior. See {Dag}, and {Dagger}.]
(Bot.)
The {Cornus}, a genus of large shrubs or small trees, the
wood of which is exceedingly hard, and serviceable for many
purposes.

Note: There are several species, one of which, {Cornus
      mascula}, called also {cornelian cherry}, bears a red
      acid berry. {C. florida} is the flowering dogwood, a
      small American tree with very showy blossoms.

{Dogwood tree}.
(a) The dogwood or {Cornus}.
(b) A papilionaceous tree ({Piscidia erythrina}) growing in
    Jamaica. It has narcotic properties; -- called also
    {Jamaica dogwood}.

 

 

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