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Webster 1913 Edition


Dogwood

Dog′woodˊ

(-woŏdˊ)
,
Noun.
[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.
☞ There are several species, one of which,
Cornus mascula
, called also
cornelian cherry
, bears a red acid berry.
Cornus 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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dogwood

DOGWOOD

,
Noun.
A common name of different species of Cornus or cornelian cherry.

Definition 2023


dogwood

dogwood

English

Noun

dogwood (plural dogwoods)

  1. Any of various small trees of the genus Cornus, especially the wild cornel and the flowering cornel
  2. The wood of such trees and shrubs.
  3. A wood or tree similar to this genus, used in different parts of the world.

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