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 (kôr′nəl, -nĕl′)
Any of various plants of the genus Cornus, which includes the bunchberry and dogwoods.

[Short for German Kornelbaum, cornel tree (from Middle High German kurnelboum, from Old High German kurnilboum) or from French cornouille, both from Medieval Latin corniola, from diminutive of Latin cornus.]
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(Plants) any cornaceous plant of the genus Cornus, such as the dogwood and dwarf cornel
[C16: probably from Middle Low German kornelle, from Old French cornelle, from Vulgar Latin cornicula (unattested), from Latin cornum cornel cherry, from cornus cornel tree]
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(ˈkɔr nl)

any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus; dogwood.
[1400–50; late Middle English corneille < Middle French < Vulgar Latin *cornicul(a)= Latin corn(us) cornel + -i- -i- + -cula -cule1]
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Noun1.cornel - a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowerscornel - 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
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This I will declare to you exactly: by this shaft of cornel wood I will surely make you a leader renowned among the deathless gods, and fortunate, and will give you glorious gifts and will not deceive you from first to last.'
As the east and south wind buffet one another when they beat upon some dense forest on the mountains--there is beech and ash and spreading cornel; the top of the trees roar as they beat on one another, and one can hear the boughs cracking and breaking--even so did the Trojans and Achaeans spring upon one another and lay about each other, and neither side would give way.
VIENNA, 25th July, 2019 (KUNA) -- International Atomic Energy Agency,IAEA, announced on Thursday the designation of Cornel Feruta as acting Director General of the agency.
BORN with no lower arms and a leg that had not formed normally, Cornel Hrisca-Munn's parents were told their son had no chance of survival.
Janitor Illoises Cornel said the fire started at the candle stand in the Chapel of Saints at around 5:45 p.m.
Cruz Police Station, 24-year-old Illoises Cornel spotted the fire at the candle stand when he entered the church's Chapel of the Saints.
Under the three-year MoU, specialist doctors will establish a cancer centre for screening and treatment of all kinds of cancer, according to governor Cornel Rasanga.
Fina made the declaration through a letter from its Executive Director Cornel Marculescu to the Philippine Swimming Inc.
At the occasion MPA of the area Mir Guharam Bugti, Commandant Sui Rifles, Cornel Zaffar and District Health Officer, Azam Bugti were present.
class="MsoNormalThe PS was appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Felix Kombo at the Milimani Law Courts alongside Newton Kiplangat and Cornel Kiprotich.