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.
Recent Examples of dogwood from the Web
The Crescent Hill Garden Club recently planted a dogwood in her honor at the American Printing House for the Blind.
At the south side of their Lannon stone home are more lush flowerbeds, as well as a Japanese maple and a Kousa dogwood.
Teal, 25, and Evangeline, 23, married on April 21, 1946, in a candlelight wedding at Bakersville Baptist Church amid baskets of white dogwood and evergreens.
Sixty-five eager diners gathered at communal tables amid purple lilacs, dogwood branches and poppies.
There are more than 16,000 plants there and a diversity of trees, including black and white oaks, Japanese hollies and flowering dogwoods.
The house includes a swimming pool; landscaped garden; groomed lawns; a small forest of trees, including a more than 100-year-old dogwood; sitting areas; a carriage house; and stables.
For example, instead of an invasive Callery pear tree, the app suggests non-native flowering trees, including other small flowering trees, such as Cornelian-cherry dogwood (Cornus mas) or the native Allegheny serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis).
This bouquet features some of spring's earliest blooms like daffodils, dogwood, and chive blossoms.
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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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