flowering dogwood

noun

Definition of flowering dogwood

: a common spring-flowering usually white-bracted dogwood (Cornus florida)

Examples of flowering dogwood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While most plant species are yet to be determined for the Japanese Garden, the one specifically named is a Cornelian cherry, a type of flowering dogwood tree native to Southeast Asia, which will create a cherry blossom promenade. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 28 May 2021 Be sure to visit in the spring for the flowering dogwood blooms. Dallas News, 24 May 2021 Clusters of crabapple, flowering dogwood and saucer magnolia trees have long drawn arboretum aficionados from far and wide. Laura Manske, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 Open-sided to decrease infection risk, the white tent sits primly in the courtyard, hugged on three sides by a flowering dogwood, a magnificent magnolia, and a Callery pear tree laden with snowy blooms. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, 1 Oct. 2020 Some trees, such as black cherry, flowering dogwood and white oak, also begin to produce a pigment called anthocyanin each fall. Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2020 Plenty of native species will also produce colorful flowers in spring, including serviceberry, flowering dogwood, and redbud. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Aug. 2020 Some specific alternatives are Grey dogwood, flowering dogwood, southern arrowwood, and blackhaw viburnum. Lorena Villanueva-almanza, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2020 Spring in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is nothing less than an endowment from the natural world: flowering dogwoods and pink redbuds, daffodils, crocuses and winter jasmine infuse the already verdant landscape. Colleen Creamer, New York Times, 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of flowering dogwood

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Flowering dogwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowering%20dogwood. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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flowering dogwood

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flow·​er·​ing dogwood | \ ˈflau̇(-ə)r-iŋ- How to pronounce flowering dogwood (audio) \

Medical Definition of flowering dogwood

: a common spring-flowering white-bracted dogwood of the genus Cornus (C. florida) the dried bark of whose root has been used as a mild astringent and stomachic

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