Chinese dogwood

noun

Definition of Chinese dogwood

: dogwood The Chinese dogwood (Cornus kousa) has the flowers open after the first set of leaves have expanded therefore the showy white bracts are partially hidden by the new leaves.— Harvey Cotten, Huntsville (Alabama) Times, 19 Apr. 2008

First Known Use of Chinese dogwood

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Chinese dogwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinese%20dogwood. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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