cornel

noun
cor·​nel | \ ˈkȯr-nᵊl How to pronounce cornel (audio) , -ˌnel \

Definition of cornel

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

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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“Cornel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornel. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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