Definition of Dogwood

1. Noun. A tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers.




2. Noun. Hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resembles boxwood.
Substance meronyms: Cornel, Dogwood Tree
Generic synonyms: Wood

Definition of Dogwood

1. n. The Cornus, a genus of large shrubs or small trees, the wood of which is exceedingly hard, and serviceable for many purposes.

Definition of Dogwood

1. Noun. Any of various small trees of the genus ''Cornus'', especially the wild cornel and the flowering cornel ¹

2. Noun. The wood of such trees and shrubs. ¹

3. Noun. A wood or tree similar to this genus, used in different parts of the world. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dogwood

1. a tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dogwood

1. 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. C. Florida is the flowering dogwood, a small American tree with very showy blossoms. Dogwood tree. The dogwood or Cornus. A papilionaceous tree (Piscidia erythring) growing in Jamaica. It has narcotic properties; called also Jamaica dogwood. Origin: So named from skewers (dags) being made of it. Dr. Prior. See Dag, and Dagger. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dogwood

dogtrot
dogtrots
dogtrotted
dogtrotting
dogvane
dogvanes
dogwalker
dogwalkers
dogwash
dogwashes
dogwatch
dogwatches
dogwhip
dogwhips
dogwise
dogwood (current term)
dogwood family
dogwood tree
dogwoods
dogy
doh
dohickey
dohickeys
dohs
dohyo
dohyo-iri
dohyo matsuri
dohyos
doi moi
doiled

Literary usage of Dogwood

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1. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1861)
"The Flowering dogwood is the most showy and beautiful of its genus. ... Among the eight species of dogwood which have been observed in this country, ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"The twig-girdler of the dogwood is an example. This is a small, cylindrical beetle ... It then makes two parallel cuts. Fig. 50. dogwood <J>- Twig girdler, ..."

3. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"THE dogwood Teacher's Story Through cloud rifts the sunlight is streaming in floods ... Retouching the velvet-leafed dogwood to crimson as vital as blood. ..."

4. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"dogwood, Flowering Uog- False Box-dogwood (Ky.). wood (local and common New ... The names dogwood and Poison dogwood are often applied to the sumach. ..."

5. The Journal of Medical Research by American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists (1902)
"Still another of these plants is piscidia erythrina or Jamaica dogwood, which is used as a fish poison by the natives of some of the West Indies. ..."

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