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 (dôg′wo͝od′, dŏg′-)
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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(ˈdɒɡˌwʊd) or


(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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(ˈdɔgˌwʊd, ˈdɒg-)

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.
3. made of such wood.
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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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[ˈdɒgwʊd] n (= tree, bush) → cornouiller m
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References in classic literature ?
I crossed the bridge and went upstream along the wooded shore to a pleasant dressing-room I knew among the dogwood bushes, all overgrown with wild grapevines.
It was noon now, and so hot that the dogwoods and scrub-oaks began to turn up the silvery underside of their leaves, and all the foliage looked soft and wilted.
Would he not suddenly sink into the earth, leaving a barren and blasted spot, where, in due course of time, would be seen deadly nightshade, dogwood, henbane, and whatever else of vegetable wickedness the climate could produce, all flourishing with hideous luxuriance?
Some must have the flowering crocus, the wood-starring dogwood, the voice of bluebird--even so gross a reminder as the farewell handshake of the retiring buckwheat and oyster before they can welcome the Lady in Green to their dull bosoms.
These variations in the tones of the hounds passed with amazing rapidity; and, while his eyes were glancing along the margin of the water, a tearing of the branches of the alder and dogwood caught his attention, at a spot near them and at the next moment a noble buck sprang on the shore, and buried himself in the lake.
Higher humidity, lower temperatures and a reduction in wind combine to reduce the evaporative potential in the forest understory and provide a favorable environment for the development of dogwood anthracnose (Chellemi and Britton, 1992).
PRICEWISE Tom Segal PINK DOGWOOD looked as if she was outstayed in the Oaks at Epsom and remains a filly of huge potential, especially back at 1m2f in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh (5.25).
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Saturday, March 30 to a reported traffic crash on Dogwood Road about 1 mile east of Giant City Road in rural Carbondale.
Room Dimensions Sq.Ft Reception Classroom Theater Directors 22' x 385 30 N/A 50 Room 17.5' Mockingbird 33' x 48' 1,440 115 75 115 Room Dogwood 52' x 62' 3,224 325 190 350 Room Dogwood & 86' x 110' 5,720 935 324 540 Mockingbird Rooms Ozark Room 66' x 120' 7,920 660 330 775 Razorback 118' x 13,570 2,500 576 1,426 Full 115' Facility (indicated by dashed line) Room Banquet U-Shape Boardroom Rounds Directors N/A N/A 12 Room Mockingbird 95 50 50 Room Dogwood 215 110 110 Room Dogwood & 320 N/A 175 Mockingbird Rooms Ozark Room 440 165 165 Razorback 700 N/A N/N Full Facility (indicated by dashed line) Caption: DOGWOOD