flowering dogwood

noun

Definition of flowering dogwood

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Some trees, such as black cherry, flowering dogwood and white oak, also begin to produce a pigment called anthocyanin each fall. Washington Post, "Ever wondered why trees ditch their leaves each fall?," 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, "Why You Should Never Plant an Empress Tree in Your Yard," 14 Aug. 2020 Some specific alternatives are Grey dogwood, flowering dogwood, southern arrowwood, and blackhaw viburnum. Lorena Villanueva-almanza, The Indianapolis Star, "A cheating Olympian: Why honeysuckle does not play fair," 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, "In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music," 19 Aug. 2019 This looks like Eastern flowering dogwood and these do have a tendency to get powdery mildew. oregonlive.com, "Ask An Expert: Difficult weather conditions can make berries ripen unevenly," 9 Aug. 2019 Officials decided to offer Japan a shipment of flowering dogwoods, native to the United States, with bright white blooms. National Geographic, "How cherry blossoms came to the United States," 29 Mar. 2019 Image There are few trees as admired as the flowering dogwood. Dave Taft, New York Times, "Blaze of Glory," 16 May 2018 Often, flowering dogwoods for sale here were grown down South and aren’t hardy enough. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Classic dogwood likely won't survive in Chicago yards, but others will," 4 Apr. 2018

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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 29 Sep. 2020.

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flowering dogwood

noun
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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