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
The furniture is made of dogwood.
First Known Use of dogwood
DOGWOOD Defined for English Language Learners
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
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 Definition of dogwood
: any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus
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