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dog·wood

 (dôg′wo͝od′, dŏg′-)
n.
1. Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cornus, having flowers in clusters and hard dense wood, and often cultivated as ornamentals.
2. A dogwood (Cornus florida) of eastern North America, having small greenish flowers surrounded by four large, showy white or pink bracts that resemble petals. Also called flowering dogwood.

[From dog (used in composition to mean "inferior" or "strong-smelling"), perhaps in reference to the unpleasant odor of the flowers of the common European dogwood (Cornus sanguinea).]
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dogwood

(ˈdɒɡˌwʊd) or

dagwood

n
(Plants) any of various cornaceous trees or shrubs of the genus Cornus, esp C. sanguinea, a European shrub with clusters of small white flowers and black berries: the shoots are red in winter
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dog•wood

(ˈdɔgˌwʊd, ˈdɒg-)

n.
1. any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus, esp. C. sanguinea, of Europe, or C. florida, of America.
2. the wood of any of these trees.
adj.
3. made of such wood.
[1610–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dogwood - a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowersdogwood - a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
Cornus, genus Cornus - a rosid dicot genus of the family Cornaceae including: dogwood; cornel: perennial chiefly deciduous shrubs or small trees of temperate regions of northern hemisphere
dogwood - hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resembles boxwood
common white dogwood, Cornus florida, 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 osier, red osier dogwood, redbrush, red dogwood - 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
blood-twig, common European dogwood, Cornus sanguinea, pedwood, red dogwood - European deciduous shrub turning red in autumn having dull white flowers
bunchberry, Cornus canadensis, crackerberry, dwarf cornel, pudding berry - creeping perennial herb distinguished by red berries and clustered leaf whorls at the tips of shoots; Greenland to Alaska
cornelian cherry, Cornus mas - deciduous European shrub or small tree having bright red fruit
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
2.dogwood - hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resembles boxwood
cornel, dogwood, dogwood tree - a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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Translations

dogwood

[ˈdɒgwʊd] n (= tree, bush) → cornouiller m
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