dogwood

noun dog·wood \ ˈdȯg-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of dogwood

:any of various trees and shrubs (genus Cornus of the family Cornaceae, the dogwood family) with clusters of small flowers and often large white, pink, or red involucral bracts

Examples of dogwood in a Sentence

  1. The furniture is made of dogwood.

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First Known Use of dogwood

1598


DOGWOOD Defined for English Language Learners

dogwood

noun

Definition of dogwood for English Language Learners

  • : a type of bush or small tree with groups of small flowers

  • : the hard wood of a dogwood


DOGWOOD Defined for Kids

dogwood

noun dog·wood \ ˈdȯg-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of dogwood for Students

:a shrub or small tree with clusters of small flowers often surrounded by four showy leaves that look like petals

Medical Dictionary

dogwood

noun dog·wood \ ˈdȯ-ˌgwu̇d \

medical Definition of dogwood

:any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus


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