Webster 1913 Edition
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 floridais the flowering dogwood, a small American tree with very showy blossoms.
The dogwood or
A papilionaceous tree (
Piscidia erythrina) growing in Jamaica. It has narcotic properties; – called also
Webster 1828 Edition