cornel

noun
cor·nel | \ˈkȯr-nᵊl, -ˌnel\

Definition of cornel 

: any of various shrubs or trees (genus Cornus) of the dogwood family specifically : dogwood

First Known Use of cornel

1551, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cornel

ultimately from Latin cornus cornel cherry tree; akin to Greek kranon cornel cherry tree

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