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Meaning of DOGWOOD

Pronunciation:  'dog`wûd

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

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}.