flowering dogwood


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Hike more than 18 miles of trails through flowering dogwood and sweet gum trees (read: gorgeous fall color). Alison Van Houten, Outside Online, 6 June 2019 The garden’s blooms include spirea, Japanese snowbell, flowering dogwood, lilacs, roses and much more. Marc Bona, cleveland, 2 June 2022 Some students were even lucky enough to be chosen to grab shovels to help fill the hole for the flowering dogwood placed near the school’s main entrance. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 19 May 2022 Huber's girlfriend Hannah Gittings requested on April 5 that a memorial marker be placed in Huber's memory at a flowering dogwood in Anderson Park, according to public documents attached to the committee's agenda reviewed by Fox News Digital. Jon Brown, Fox News, 28 Apr. 2022 Other great alternatives include American plum, hawthorn, eastern redbud and Missouri’s state tree, the flowering dogwood. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2022 Trees include redbud, river birch and white flowering dogwood. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 2 Mar. 2022 The Chinese dogwood is far more resistant to both dogwood anthracnose and powdery mildew that can plague the native flowering dogwood in some locations. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 14 Jan. 2022 One of the best cultivars on the market today, this 20-foot-by-20-foot tree develops deep, glossy green leaves, brilliant white late spring floral displays that open with the leaves, a few weeks after our native flowering dogwood (Cornus florida). Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 14 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flowering dogwood was in 1843

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“Flowering dogwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowering%20dogwood. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

flowering dogwood


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