Chinese dogwood


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

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First Known Use of Chinese dogwood

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Chinese dogwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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