from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tree (Cornus florida) of eastern North America, having small greenish flowers surrounded by four large, showy white or pink bracts that resemble petals.
- n. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Cornus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various small trees of the genus Cornus, especially the wild cornel and the flowering cornel
- n. The wood of such trees and shrubs.
- n. A wood or tree similar to this genus, used in different parts of the world.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Cornus, a genus of large shrubs or small trees, the wood of which is exceedingly hard, and serviceable for many purposes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree of the genus Cornus; the cornel; especially, in Europe, the wild or male cornel, C. sanguinea. Also called dogwood-tree.
- n. The wood of trees of the genus Cornus.
- n. Any cornel-like shrub so called, as in England the Euonymus Europœus.
- n. Pomaderris apetala, a small rhamnaceous tree of Tasmania, yielding a beautiful satiny wood suitable for carving and turning. See Pomaderris.
- n. The poison sumac, Rhus Vernix.
- n. The hop-tree, Ptelea trifoliata.
- n. Same as Jamaica *dogwood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
- n. hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resembles boxwood
From dag, a sharp object, + wood. (Wiktionary)