from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A papilionaceous tree (Piscidia erythrina) growing in Jamaica. It has narcotic properties; -- called also 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


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  • Dante took a step closer, but the edge of his right wing brushed a planter full of yellow roses and knocked it to the bricks in a shower of dirt and petals, while the arched tip of his left wing thumped into a branch of the dogwood tree overhanging the bench.

    Etched in Bone

  • From the perch Bevan Jake has scrambled into amid the white dogwood tree on our lawn, he warbles, “Be brave, Dadda!”


  • But the old playground rhyme came to an abrupt end as a storm-gray hawk swept out of the dogwood tree and attacked Fancy.

    Slice Of Cherry


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