Definition of False dogwood
1. Noun. Evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans.
Generic synonyms: Soapberry, Soapberry Tree
Group relationships: Genus Sapindus, Sapindus
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Literary usage of False dogwood
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1. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1849)
"... S-lobed, at the base sub cordate, acuminate, •»unale-toothed, glaucous beneath ; pedan- 27» sitia'tum, (striped maple, false dogwood, moosewood, g. ..."
2. Our Trees: A Popular Account of the Trees in the Streets and Gardens of by John Robinson (1891)
"For the Acer pennsylvanicum, we have: striped-maple,moose-wood, striped-dogwood, false-dogwood, goose-foot maple, and whistle-wood, names given to one tree ..."